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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 2024 United States Tour

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Coast-to-Coast Performances Feature the Company’s Extraordinary Dancers in the Season Premieres of

CENTURY from Amy Hall Garner and Me, Myself and You by Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish 

Other Highlights Include New Productions of Ronald K. Brown’s Dancing Spirit, Alonzo King’s Following the Subtle Current Upstream, Jamar Roberts’s Ode, Hans van Manen’s Solo and a special Ailey Classics program

New York, N.Y. (January 24, 2024) — After an acclaimed 65th Anniversary season launch in New York City, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies – will continue to grace stages during a 21-city United States tour starting January 25 in Atlanta and continues coast-to-coast to cities like Washington, D.C., Miami, Boston, Chicago, Houston and Los Angeles, before culminating with a Mother’s Day performance in Newark on May 12. The passionate spirit and extraordinary technique of Ailey’s dancers will be showcased in a diverse repertory of new works, repertory favorites, and Ailey classics.  

The tour will include two season premieres specially commissioned for Ailey, Amy Hall Garner’s first work for the Company, CENTURY , and former Ailey dancer Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish ’s duet Me, Myself and You . CENTURY is a deeply personal piece inspired by Hall Garner’s grandfather on the eve of his 100th birthday. Taking a cue from his spirited essence and set to the music of Ray Charles, Count Basie, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and more, CENTURY is a celebration of life, resilience, and joy. Me, Myself and You is a dreamlike dance about reminiscence. Set to Damien Sneed and Brandie Sutton’s rendition of “In A Sentimental Mood,” it conjures the memories of love and passion of a woman who is asking herself if she should let go or forge ahead.

New productions this season include Ronald K. Brown’s Dancing Spirit , set to music by Duke Ellington, Wynton Marsalis, and War. A work that contributes to the 65th Anniversary theme of paying tribute to the women of Ailey, Dancing Spirit evokes the elegance, dignity, and generosity of legendary Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison. Other new productions are Alonzo King’s Following the Subtle Current Upstream , an audacious, non-stop piece with movement that is abstract but steeped in meaning that mirrors life’s boisterous waves; Jamar Roberts’s Ode , a meditation on the beauty and fragility of life in a time of gun violence, set to Don Pullen’s Suite (Sweet) Malcolm (Part 1 Memories and Gunshots) with an all-female cast; and the seven-minute tour-de-force Solo by Hans van Manen , the internationally celebrated choreographer long associated with the Dutch National Ballet.

This season’s beloved Ailey Classics program highlights a selection of repertory spanning the breadth of Mr. Ailey’s rich catalog, including excerpts of Memoria, Night Creature (sections 2&3), Pas de Duke (1st song) , Masekela Langage (Morolo), Opus McShann (Gee Baby), Opus McShann (Doo Wah), Love Songs (A Song for You), For 'Bird' – With Love (A Night in Tunisia), Hidden Rites (Of Love), For 'Bird' – With Love (Bird Lives).

Performances of Alvin Ailey ’s must-see American masterpiece Revelations will inspire audiences in every city on the tour. Since its creation in 1960, Revelations has been seen by more people around the world than any other modern dance work, moving audiences with its powerful storytelling and soul-stirring music and evoking timeless themes of determination, hope, and transcendence. 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 cultural heritage of the African American community and explores the emotional spectrum of the human condition. 

Additional Tour Activities The Ailey Organization continues its mission of using dance to educate young people through special activities, including master classes, student performances, lecture-demonstrations throughout the tour, innovative curriculum-based residencies for public school students, and AileyDance for Active Aging workshops for adults 50+ . The Revelations: An Interdisciplinary Approach residency uses Alvin Ailey's signature work as the inspirational framework for a comprehensive study of language arts, social studies, and dance. The innovative program actively engages participants in a process of reflecting, discussing, creating, performing, and assessing, while exploring the life story of Alvin Ailey and Revelations . In conjunction with the tour, residences are being implemented in Atlanta, Auburn, Los Angeles and Miami . In addition, students from AileyCamp — a free summer program that helps youth reach their full potential — will experience the magic of the Company’s live performances. The award-winning program celebrating its 35th birthday is operating in 10 cities across the country: Atlanta, Baltimore, Berkeley/Oakland, Chicago, Kansas City (KS and MO), Miami, New York City (Bronx), Newark, and Seattle.  

The Ailey School , the official school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offering world-class dance training to students ages 3-25, will conduct auditions for the 2024-2025 academic programs as well as the 2024 summer intensive at tour cities including Atlanta, Boston, Birmingham, Baltimore/DMV area, Miami, Los Angeles, and Houston . The mission of The Ailey School is to make dance accessible to outstanding students through a curriculum of rigorous and diversified dance training. Nearly 80% of current Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members received their pre-professional training from The Ailey School. For further information regarding the audition schedule, please click here .

Ailey II , the next generation of dance providing a bridge between The Ailey School and the professional dance world, will mark its 50th anniversary of bringing “off-the-charts energy” to the stage by embarking on a world tour from January 20 – May 19 , inspiring audiences from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Kansas City, Missouri. Click here for 2024 tour schedule.

In conjunction with the tour, Ailey Extension will also step out of New York City and into select cities across the country to offer dance workshops to teens and adults of all backgrounds and levels. Designed to expand Alvin Ailey’s life-long commitment of bringing dance to everyone, Ailey Experience workshops teach students the rich history of Ailey’s signature style, which changed the perception of modern American dance around the world. From January through August, former Ailey dancers and world class instructors will lead Ailey Experience workshops in several cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and Washington DC . Click here for more information. Meanwhile, audiences around the world can get moving with Ailey Extension’s daily “real classes for real people” in a variety of dance and fitness techniques either online or in-studio at the Joan Weill Center for Dance – New York’s largest building dedicated to dance –  please visit  alvinailey.org/extension .

The capstone to the 65th anniversary season will be Edges of Ailey , the first large-scale museum exhibition to reflect on the life, work, and legacy of visionary artist Alvin Ailey, in collaboration with Whitney Museum of American Art. Presented in the Museum’s 18,000+ square-foot fifth-floor galleries, this multifaceted presentation encompasses a multimedia exhibition, daily performance program, and scholarly catalogue to offer a richly layered experience for understanding the artist anew.

In 1958, Alvin Ailey and a small group of dancers took the stage in New York and forever changed American dance and culture. One of the country’s groundbreaking greats, his Company earned a reputation as one of the finest international ambassadors of American culture, promoting the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of American modern dance.  

For more information on Ailey’s upcoming performances, visit www.alvinailey.org .   For additional press materials, including bios, b-roll, and photos , members of the media may visit pressroom.alvinailey.org .

Press Contacts: Christopher Zunner – [email protected]   Tracy Severe – [email protected] Nicole Tintle – [email protected] Esther Akutekha – [email protected] Danielle Chambliss – [email protected]

Calendar Listing Information Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s most beloved dance companies, embarks on a national tour January 25 – May 12, 2024. Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will move audiences with world premieres, new productions, repertory favorites, and classics like the American masterpiece Revelations , acclaimed as a must-see for all. For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org .

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TWO PERFORMANCES: April 19 at 7:30pm and April 20 at 1:00pm

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Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey celebrates  40 Years, “United by Dance ,” by proudly presenting internationally renowned,  Ailey II .  Back from their smash European tour, and under the leadership of Artistic Director, Francesca Harper, the  Ailey II dancers    will bring their exhilarating performance to Friends in their only second home, right here in Kansas City. The performance promises to be filled with memorable moments.

“(The) repertoire celebrates expressiveness and highlights the breadth of Ailey II’s capacities—sensitivity, athleticism, and innovation.” –  Cecly Placenti , Dance Enthusiast  

“Every dancer on the stage has superb technique, unmatched musicality and enviable stamina.” -Lora Strum , Broadway World

Ailey II merges the spirit and energy of the finest dance talent with the passion and creative vision of one of today’s most outstanding choreographers. Founded by Alvin Ailey as his Repertory Company, in 1974, it might now be named Ailey II, but as  Dance  magazine extols, it is ‘second to none.’ Ailey II embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Francesca Harper brings fresh perspectives to Mr. Ailey’s legacy, while nurturing creative voices and propelling the company forward.

“There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II…” -Gia Kourlas,  The New York Times

To learn more about Ailey II, visit their  official webpage here , or find them on social media:

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Friday April 19 - 7:30 pm

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Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded by Alvin Ailey, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Since its 1974 inception, Ailey II has flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs.

Dance Program

FREEDOM SERIES (2021) - choreography by Francesca Harper - 26 minutes Intermission - 15 minutes TAKADEME (1999) - choreography by Robert Battle - 4 minutes Pause - 2 minutes THE HUNT (2001) - choreography by Robert Battle - 14 minutes Intermission - 15 minutes REVELATIONS (1960) - Choreography by Alvin Ailey - 36 minutes Please note, dance program subject to change.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • Winter/Spring 2024

Program A: Contemporary Visions Jun 4, Jun 6, and Jun 7 at 7:30pm, and Jun 8 at 2pm Ode (2019, new production 2023) by Jamar Roberts Solo (1997, new production 2023) by Hans van Manen Following the Subtle Current Upstream (2000, new production 2023) by Alonzo King

The Ailey company performs three works by visionary choreographers Jamar Roberts, Hans van Manen, and Alonzo King in a tour de force program of renegade modern dance. With Ode , Jamar Roberts offers a meditation on the beauty and fragility of life in a time of growing gun violence, featuring a score by the illustrious jazz pianist Don Pullen. Legendary Dutch choreographer Hans van Manen divides his dynamic Solo among three dancers in one explosive display of virtuosity and wit. Completing the evening, Alonzo King’s Following the Subtle Current Upstream —abstract and steeped in meaning—finds the Ailey dancers in constant, joyful flow to an eclectic score by Zakir Hussain, Miguel Frasconi, and Miriam Makeba.

Program B: All Ailey Jun 5 and Jun 8 at 7:30pm, and Jun 9 at 3pm Memoria (1979) by Alvin Ailey A Song For You (1972) by Alvin Ailey Cry (1971) by Alvin Ailey Revelations (1960) by Alvin Ailey

This stunning return to BAM’s opera house stage by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offers a program of signature Ailey works, honoring and celebrating the man who forged a revolutionary path for American dance. Members of Ailey II come together with the Company in Memoria , the choreographer’s heartfelt elegy to his dear friend and colleague Joyce Trisler, while A Song for You takes us on an emotional journey through love and longing, set to Donny Hathaway’s somber tune of the same name. Also included in the program is the tour-de-force solo Cry, created as a birthday present from Ailey to his mother that is dedicated “to all Black women everywhere, especially our mothers.” The evening concludes with the signature masterpiece Revelations , a fervent, transcendent exploration of the soul’s deepest grief and holiest joy.

Program A: Contemporary Visions Ode (2019, new production 2023) by Jamar Roberts Solo (1997, new production 2023) by Hans van Manen's  Following the Subtle Current Upstream (2000, new production 2023) by Alonzo King

Program B: All Ailey Memoria (1979) by Alvin Ailey A Song For You (1972) by Alvin Ailey Cry (1971) by Alvin Ailey Revelations (1960) by Alvin Ailey

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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For 65 years Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has showcased the work of diverse choreographers, amplifying a multitude of voices alongside Mr. Ailey’s own. During this milestone anniversary season, America’s most popular modern dance company returns to Carolina with a plan to expand on that tradition. On this visit, the long-time CPA partner will introduce new choreographers to the repertory, pairing their work with Ailey classics that illustrate the immense range of Mr. Ailey’s rich catalog.

Tuesday, February 27 – 7:30pm

CENTURY Following the Subtle Current Upstream Revelations

Wednesday, February 28 – 7:30pm

Ailey Classics I Ailey Classics II Revelations

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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Master Class February 27, 2024 from 10-11:30am CURRENT Studio, 123 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Level: Intermediate Technique: Modern (Horton) Open to students and community Registration required Wear comfortable clothing, good for moving

Dancers! Carolina Performing Arts and Alvin Ailey Dance Theater invite you to join us for a Master Class in Modern (Horton) technique with an Ailey Company member on February 27, 10-11:30am in CURRENT Studio. This Intermediate class precedes Alvin Ailey Dance Theater performances which will take place at Memorial Hall on Feb 27 @7:30pm & Feb 28 @7:30pm. Get tickets for this Master Class here .

Tickets available from $41.93. $10.75 UNC-Chapel Hill student tickets available with valid UNC One Card. Additional discounts available. Limits apply. Visit our FAQ page for details.

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ABOUT THE COMPANY

On March 30, 1958, Alvin Ailey led a group of young African-American modern dancers in a now-fabled performance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City that forever changed the perception of American dance. Mr. Ailey was a pioneer in establishing a multi-racial repertory company that presented important works by both dance masters and emerging choreographers. Regarded as one of the world’s premiere dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and is recognized by a U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World.” Having performed in 71 countries on 6 continents for an estimated 25 million people worldwide—as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms—Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to inspire and unite people of all backgrounds around the globe.

Before his untimely death in 1989, Mr. Ailey named Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years, she brought the Company to unprecedented success. Ms. Jamison, in turn, personally selected Robert Battle to succeed her in 2011. In announcing his appointment, she stated, “Combining an intimate knowledge of the Ailey company with an independent perspective, Robert Battle is without question the creative force of the future.” Through the remarkable artistry of extraordinary dancers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to celebrate the African-American cultural experience and to preserve and enrich the American modern dance tradition. With a repertory of over 235 works by more than 90 choreographers and a permanent home at The Joan Weill Center for Dance in New York City—the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City, the dance capital of the world—the Ailey legacy flourishes, using the universal language of dance as a medium for honoring the past, celebrating the present and fearlessly reaching into the future.

ABOUT ALVIN AILEY

Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931, in Rogers, Texas. His experiences of life in the rural South would later inspire some of his most memorable works. Mr. Ailey was introduced to dance in Los Angeles by performances of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, and his formal dance training began with an introduction to Lester Horton’s classes by his friend Carmen de Lavallade. Horton, the founder of one of the first racially- integrated dance companies in the United States, became a mentor for Mr. Ailey as he embarked on his professional career. After Horton’s death in 1953, Mr. Ailey became director of the Lester Horton Dance Theater and began to choreograph his own works. In the 1950s and 60s, Mr. Ailey performed in four Broadway shows, including  House of Flowers  and  Jamaica .

In 1958, he led a group of young black modern dancers in a performance in New York City that changed forever the perception of American dance. Since then, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—a company dedicated to enriching the American modern dance heritage and preserving the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience—has gone on to perform for an estimated 25 million people in 71 countries on six continents. He created 79 ballets in his lifetime—including his first masterpiece, 1958’s  Blues Suite ; his must-see signature work  Revelations , which has been seen by more people around the world than any other work of modern, dance since its 1960 premiere; the acclaimed tour-de-force female solo created for his mother in 1971,  Cry ; and several works set to music by jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Charlie “Bird” Parker, and Hugh Masekela—but maintained that his company was not exclusively a repository for his own work. His ballets have appeared in the repertories of major dance companies around the world, including American Ballet Theatre; The Joffrey Ballet; Dance Theatre of Harlem; Paris Opera Ballet; and La Scala Ballet, and he choreographed operas for the openings of such esteemed institutions as The Metropolitan Opera House (Samuel Barber’s  Antony  and  Cleopatra  in 1966) and The Kennedy Center (Leonard Bernstein’s Mass in 1971).

He established the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center (now The Ailey School) in 1969 and formed the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble (now Ailey II) in 1974. Mr. Ailey was a pioneer of programs promoting arts in education, and the final program he launched before his passing in 1989 was AileyCamp—a full-scholarship summer day camp for young people ages 11–14 in underserved communities, now in 10 cities nationwide.

Throughout his lifetime, Alvin Ailey received numerous honors and awards, including several honorary doctoral degrees, a 1976 NAACP Spingarn Award, and a 1982 United Nations Peace Medal. From the dance world, he received the 1975 Dance Magazine Award, the 1979 Capezio Award and modern dance’s most prestigious prize—the Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award—in 1987. In 1988, he received the Kennedy Center Honor in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to American culture and achievement in the performing arts. He was posthumously awarded the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom—the country’s highest civilian honor—in recognition of his contributions and commitment to civil rights and dance in America, as well as the 2017 Logo Trailblazer Honor, celebrating him as a leader at the forefront of LGBTQ equality. He was also the subject of  Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance, Jennifer Dunning’s moving 1998 biography.

When Mr. Ailey died on December 1, 1989, The New York Times said of him, “you didn’t need to have known [him] personally to have been touched by his humanity, enthusiasm, and exuberance and his courageous stand for multi-racial brotherhood.”

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CPA recently partnered with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and UNC Men’s Basketball to launch a new collaborative initiative: “Artists Are Athletes / Athletes Are Artists.” This campaign celebrates the combination of athletic and artistic prowess found on Carolina’s campus and across the globe. For a closer look, check out the video below, featuring Ailey’s own Michael Jackson, Jr.

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Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding and emerging choreographers.

Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Sylvia Waters was selected by Mr. Ailey to be its founding Artistic Director, serving in that role for the Company's first 38 seasons and helping Ailey II to flourish into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs.

“The dancers in Ailey II are spectacular beings.”  –   The New York Times

Ailey ii is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s outstanding and emerging choreographers..

Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Sylvia Waters was selected by Mr. Ailey to be its founding Artistic Director, serving in that role for the Company’s first 38 seasons and helping Ailey II to flourish into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs.

In September 2021, Francesca Harper stepped into the role of Artistic Director of Ailey II. Ms. Harper – who trained at The Ailey School and who has choreographed for both Ailey companies – brings fresh perspectives to Mr. Ailey’s legacy, while nurturing new creative voices and propelling the company forward.

Dance Magazine calls Ailey II “second to none,” and The New York Times declares, “There’s nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.”

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The company that carries forward the name of master modern dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey is—to put it simply—simply breathtaking.

More than 25 million people in 71 countries have seen Revelations , making it the most widely viewed modern dance work in the world. It takes a special work to remain as timeless as when it was created in 1960 — and it takes a special company to perform it with unparalleled artistry. Starting in 1973, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has made regular visits Hancher. The company is a powerful incubator of pure talent, and you’ll watch as Ailey’s newest dancers showcase their skills alongside the virtuosity of the most tenured artists. The company will showcase a mixed repertory program of signature Ailey classics and new works from the most dynamic choreographers of today — the performance will conclude with the soul-stirring masterpiece Revelations .

“T he thing about the dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is that they are precision performers — technique visible, placings academic — but at the same time, they can elasticate and undulate their bodies; they can be sensual and spiritual. Above all, they dance with great sincerity.” —The Guardian

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Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s finest dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding and emerging choreographers. Founded by Alvin Ailey, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Since its 1974 inception, Ailey II has flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community outreach programs. With artistic director Francesca Harper at the helm, she brings fresh perspectives to Mr. Ailey’s legacy, while nurturing creative voices and propelling the company forward.

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Kamani Abu (New Castle, DE) began his dance training at the age of 16 at a local studio in his hometown. He also trained in the summer intensive at BalletX. He is currently a senior in the Ailey/Fordham BFA Program, and has worked with choreographers including Jennifer Archibald, Tracy Inman, Darshan Bhuller, Gregory Dawson, and Maleek Washington. In 2023, Mr. Abu performed in Geoffrey Holder’s Dougla with Dance Theatre of Harlem and in Alvin Ailey’s Memoria during AILEY’s New York City Center season. This is his first season as an apprentice with Ailey II.

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