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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Introduction

ROBERT BATTLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the most iconic dance companies in the world. Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1958, the group performs worldwide as the United States’ Cultural Ambassador to the World, thrilling audiences with the rich emotions of its repertory and the extraordinary talents of its dancers. Before his untimely death in 1989, Alvin Ailey designated Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years she brought the Company to unprecedented heights. In July 2011, Ms. Jamison passed the mantle of Artistic Director to Robert Battle.

Recent highlights of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s work include nationwide US touring, sell out seasons in New York, London and Paris, and guest appearances in major cities including Oslo, Moscow, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Johannesburg.

During the summer of 2017, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Europe for Les Etés de la Danse in Paris – as part of the opening season of La Seine Musicale – as well as an extensive tour of Germany and Switzerland.


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Introduction

ROBERT BATTLE, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Masazumi Chaya, Associate Artistic Director

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the most iconic dance companies in the world. Founded by Alvin Ailey in 1958, the group performs worldwide as the United States’ Cultural Ambassador to the World, thrilling audiences with the rich emotions of its repertory and the extraordinary talents of its dancers. Before his untimely death in 1989, Alvin Ailey designated Judith Jamison as his successor, and over the next 21 years she brought the Company to unprecedented heights. In July 2011, Ms. Jamison passed the mantle of Artistic Director to Robert Battle.

Recent highlights of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s work include nationwide US touring, sell out seasons in New York, London and Paris, and guest appearances in major cities including Oslo, Moscow, Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Johannesburg.

During the summer of 2017, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Europe for Les Etés de la Danse in Paris – as part of the opening season of La Seine Musicale – as well as an extensive tour of Germany and Switzerland.

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    “Let yourself be swept along with the infectious good spirits of an Ailey performance.”
    Associated Press

    “It’s impressive to watch the Ailey dancers under Mr. Battle… all exhibit the luxurious physical texture and personal intensity associated with the Ailey company.”
    The New York Times

    “A night at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater guarantees you a night of amazing dancing.”
    San Francisco Chronicle