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AILEY MOVES NYC! Summer Dance Celebration in Five Boroughs, July 23 – August 1, 2022

The Ailey organization presents Ailey Moves NYC!, a free summer dance celebration in all five boroughs, featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Ailey Extension—which provides dance and fitness classes for all experience levels—and Ailey Arts In Education programs. Ailey Moves NYC! offers  performances, dance classes, Revelations workshops, and screenings of Jamila Wignot’s acclaimed 2021 documentary Ailey.

Robert Battle, artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, said, “Everyone at Ailey is mindful that we have so much to be grateful for. Our two companies have completed their first tours since the pandemic, and our recent Lincoln Center season brought us back home for the first time since last winter. Now is the time for us to give back to the city that does so much to sustain us. We are offering Ailey Moves NYC! in the spirit of Mr. Ailey himself, who said, “Dance comes from the people and should always be delivered back to the people” and in doing so we honor and carry forward his legacy.”

AILEY Documentary still Alvin Ailey. Photo courtesy of NEON.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. Photo by Paul Kolnik.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Rennie Harris’ Lazarus. Photo by Nan Melville.
Ailey II 2022 Season Image. Brena Thomas, Hannah Richardson, and Jamaris Mitchell. Photo by Nir Arieli.
Renee Robinson leading Revelations Celebration Workshop in Bryant Park. Photo by Christopher Zunner.
Ailey Extension Dance in Times Square – Revelations with Lisa Johnson-Willingham. Photo by Joe Papa.
Ailey Extension Dance in Times Square – West African with Maguette Camara. Photo by Joe Papa.
Nasha Thomas leading Revelations Residency at Richmond Heights Middle School. Photo by Justin Namon. Courtesy of Arsht Center.

Detailed Schedule of Ailey Moves NYC!:

Title Image: Ailey Moves NYC! with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Jeroboam Bozeman. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

Images courtesy Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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