A live performance shot of the Ailey dancers performing in Billy Wilson's 'The Winter in Lisbon,' a joyful tribute to the jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie.

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Ailey's Sarah Daley and Vernard Gilmore in Johan Inger's 'Walking Mad.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
The Ailey company in Hope Boykin's 'r-Evolution, Dream.' A piece that Ms. Boykin was inspired to make after visiting the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA.

Photo by Paul Kolnik
Kyle Abraham's haunting work 'Untitled America' could be coming to a city near you. Find out where you can find the Ailey dancers performing next: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Watch excerpts of the Ailey Dancers performing 'Untitled America.'
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You'll get a behind the scenes peek into the daily life of the Ailey dancers. Today, Ailey dancer Samantha Figgins led a demonstration of the 'Wade in the Water' section of Mr. Ailey's 'Revelations' for students at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.

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“A true stunner…fascinating mix of the Ailey inheritance and Battle’s own bravura theatricality driven by his ability to conjure rituals made modern… Set to a thunderous, altogether thrilling score by John Mackey…Breathtaking from start to finish.”
- The Chicago Sun-Times on Robert Battle's 'Awakening.'
The Company in Robert Battle's 'Awakening.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
“In Mr. Battle’s dances, choreographic pathways are taut, rhythmical labyrinths…unabashedly rooted in traditional modern dance.”
- The New York Times
Listen to Robert Battle discuss the importance of music and light in his work 'Awakening.'
'Awakening' is the first world premiere Robert Battle created after he became Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

The Company in 'Awakening.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
Ailey's Sarah Daley and Glenn Allen Sims. Photo by Andrew Eccles
In her autobiography 'Dancing Spirit', Ms. Jamison wrote about Alvin Ailey's 'Cry,' "Exactly where the woman is going through the ballet's three sections was never explained to me by Alvin. In my interpretation, she represented those women before her who came from the hardships of slavery, through the pain of losing loved ones, through overcoming extraordinary depressions and tribulations....
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Alvin Ailey's iconic solo 'Cry,' premiered at New York City Center in 1971 to critical acclaim. The New York Times wrote that 'the first-night audience...applauded and cheered it for nearly 10 minutes."

Ailey's Linda Celeste Sims in 'Cry.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
The Ailey dancers never slow down. Check out their tour schedule to see what city they are dancing to next: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Watch a sneak peek of the Company in Mauro Bigonzetti's 'Deep.'
Alvin Ailey often said, “Dance came from the people, and it should always be delivered back to the people.” For more than 50 years, the National Endowment for the Arts has played an indispensable role in helping the Ailey company do just that, by using dance to inspire, educate, and unite people of all backgrounds across America. Now, the NEA is in danger of being eliminated from the federal...
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Ailey's Chalvar Monteiro in Alvin Ailey's 'Revelations.' Photo by Paul Kolnik
AileyCamp, currently offered in 10 cities across the U.S., is a summer day camp that uses dance to help at-risk youth develop skills such as teamwork and conflict resolution. The National Endowment for the Arts played an important role in the growth of this signature Ailey program – but now the NEA is in danger of being eliminated from the federal budget. Join Ailey and others to Stand For The...
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Since its creation in 1966, the National Endowment for the Arts has been a vital supporter of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Mr. Ailey was one of the first choreographers to receive an NEA grant and the Endowment's support of the Ailey company remains just as important today as it was then. The NEA helps make possible our U.S. tour which brings the beauty and inspiration of dance to...
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“[Alvin Ailey's] 'Revelations' has been performed in 71 countries, and it reliably brings audiences to their feet, even dancing in the aisles…a sense of uplift so infectious that most people leave the theater either singing the music or trying to dance the steps.”
- The Wall Street Journal

The Company in 'Revelations.' Photo by Gert Krautbauer