Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, June 12 – 16, 2019

“Concluding a joyous 60th Anniversary celebration that reached from coast to coast, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for seven performances at the David H. Koch Theater June 12 – 16, 2019. Helmed by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the season features the world premiere of Ounce of Faith by Darrell Grand Moultrie as well as recent premieres by some of today’s most revered choreographers, Ronald K. Brown’s The Call, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, and Rennie Harris’ Lazarus. The engagement also includes several rarely seen works by Alvin Ailey, an Ailey Spirit Gala benefit celebrating The Ailey School’s 50th Anniversary, and a special evening honoring the legendary Carmen de Lavallade. Alvin Ailey’s must-see masterpiece Revelations is the uplifting finale of each performance.

Each performance culminates with Alvin Ailey’s American masterpiece Revelations. Since its creation in 1960, Revelations has been seen by more audiences around the world than any other modern work, inspiring generations through its powerful storytelling and soul-stirring spirituals. Springing from Ailey’s childhood memories of growing up in the south and attending services at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Texas, Revelations pays homage to the rich African-American cultural heritage and explores the emotional spectrum of the human condition.” — AAADT

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Ronald K. Brown’s The Call. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

AAADT’s Jacqueline Green and Solomon Dumas in Ronald K. Brown’s The Call. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Rennie Harris’ Lazarus. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Rennie Harris’ Lazarus. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Carmen de Lavallade and Alvin Ailey at Jacobs Pillow in 1961. Photo by John Lindquist. Courtesy of Ailey Archives.

Alvin Ailey and Carmen de Lavallade. Photo by Jack Mitchell. (©) Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. and Smithsonian Institution.

Title Image: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jacquelin Harris and Chalvar Monteiro. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Images courtesy Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.