Address: 131 W. 55th St. - 212-581-1212
Description: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company beloved as an American cultural ambassador to the world, returns with exciting performances that have become a joyous holiday tradition. Encore performances from last year's record-breaking season are Garth Fagan's revered From Before, Jiri Kylian's sensual and visually surprising Petite Mort, Ronald K. Brown's uplifting Grace and in-demand young choreographer Kyle Abraham's Another Night, created with the support of commissioning funds from New York City Center and the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, in celebration of the Center's 50th anniversary. Other choreographic treasures brought to life by Ailey's acclaimed company members will be Paul Taylor's Arden Court, hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris' soul-lifting Home, and Ohad Naharin's unique and innovative Minus 16, which features improvisation and audience involvement. A variety of repertory favorites and classic Ailey works will be performed, including the must-see Revelations with live music on select programs.
Venue Description: Built in 1943, NY City Center was Manhattan's first performing arts center, dedicated by Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Today, City Center is home to many distinguished companies, including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, as well as Manhattan Theatre Club and New York City Opera; a roster of renowned national and international visiting artists; and its own critically acclaimed and popular programs, including the Tony-honored Encores! musical theater series, Encores! Off-Center, the annual Fall for Dance Festival, and more.