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Famed Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Announces Free Virtual Season

Famed Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Announces Free Virtual Season

This will be magical!

The famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announced a free virtual season of works slated for this December, Playbill reports. 

The theater company will offer several works paying homage to six decades of Ailey’s Revelations. New pieces presented include Testament, a modern-day approach to Revelations, curated by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Rushing alongside Clifton Brown, Yusha-Marie Sorzano and Damien Sneed on scoring.

There will also be an Ailey & Ellington program composed of 14 ballets choreographed by Ailey during his career that honor Duke Ellington, including a remake of Pas de Duke filmed on top of NYC’s Woolworth Building. Jamal Roberts will also be presenting A Jam Session For Troubling Times, in honor of the centennial celebration of Charlie “Bird” Parker. 

Artistic Director Robert Battle spoke hopefully about the new season.

“We hope Ailey’s groundbreaking season will provide inspiration and unity as we celebrate six decades of Revelations, reinvent classic works by our beloved founder, and premiere choreography by members of the Ailey family.”

In addition to the reimagined Revelations and roster of new works, the virtual season will also feature varied educational programming, including an interactive Family Matinee to engage the next generation of theatergoers. 

The show kicks off with a Revelations Reimagined opening night benefit stream December 2.

For more information about the upcoming season and schedule, you can visit the Ailey All Access platform at www.AlvinAiley.org.

Photo Courtesy of Paul Kolnik/Alvin Ailey Dance Theater