Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at New York City Center, December 1 – 19, 2021

“Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company and America’s beloved cultural ambassador to the world, returns to the stage for a much-anticipated annual season in their ‘home’ theater December 1–19, 2021. Marking a decade of leading the Company forward, Artistic Director Robert Battle will present Ailey’s renowned artists in a diverse repertory of premieres, new productions and Ailey classics. The repertory features two world premieres adapted from video to stage by Robert Battle and Ailey Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts as well as four new productions.” — Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 

“There will be much to celebrate this December as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the stage at our New York City Center “home”, reconnecting to audiences during live performances with artistry that renews our spirit of courage, hope and joy,” stated Artistic Director Robert Battle. “I am deeply humbled to have led this seminal Company for a decade, joined by incomparable dancers and choreographers on a journey of discovery that extends from the powerful works of our founder to the important voices of today – an ongoing dance dialogue that shines a light on the resilience of the human spirit.”

2021-22 Season World Premiere: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Solomon Dumas, Samantha Figgins, and Belen Indhira Pereyra in Robert Battle’s For Four (virtual premiere at the Ailey Spirit Gala, 2021). Photo by Christopher Duggan.
2021-22 Season World Premiere: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jacquelin Harris. Ghrai DeVore-Stokes, and Chalvar Monteiro in Jamar Roberts’ Holding Space. Photo by Christopher Duggan.
New Production: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Clifton Brown and former member Linda Celeste Sims in Robert Battle’s Unfold. Photo by Julietta Cervantes.
New Production: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jacqueline Green in Alvin Ailey’s Pas de Duke. Photo by Pierre Wachholder.
New Production: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s The River (2014 production). Photo by Paul Kolnik.
New Production: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Matthew Rushing in Alvin Ailey’s Reflections in D (previous production). Photo: Eduardo Patino, NYC.

Title image: Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Photo by Dario Calmese.

Images courtesy Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.