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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • Mainstage
  • Dec 3, 2014 - Jan 4, 2015
  • Tickets start at $25

  • Overview

    Let Ailey lift you and experience why NBC's Today Show raved, "go see Ailey. It's change-your-life good." This December, audiences can marvel at the power of the Ailey men in Asadata Dafora's landmark 1932 solo Awassa Astrige/Ostrich, and in Uprising, a macho septet by Hofesh Schechter. The Company's incredible women will demonstrate their dramatic range in Jacqulyn Buglisi's haunting Suspended Women. And the battle of the sexes will play out thrillingly in Robert Moses' seductive The Pleasure of the Lesson, and in Ulysses Dove's edge-of-your-seat Bad Blood.

    Other season highlights will include the world premiere of ODETTA, Matthew Rushing's stirring tribute to "the queen of American folk music," and two contemporary classics - Hans van Manen's dazzling Polish Pieces, and Christopher Wheeldon's sublime After the Rain Pas de Deux - which will join many returning audience favorites, including Mr. Ailey's masterpiece Revelations.

    There are discounts and other benefits for Super Fans (people who buy 2 or more performances) and groups of 10 or more!

    Can't decide what to see? Visit Ask.AlvinAiley.org for performance recommendations.

    Download Our 2014 Program Calendar (PDF)


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    For more info, visit alvinailey.org

    Glenn Allen Sims. Photo by Andrew Eccles.

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    Please note that the tickets available through American Express Seating program are available to all Card Members (including Prepaid and International Cards) at no additional cost. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card (including Prepaid and International Cards). Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessibly to Card Members with disabilities.

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    To purchase American Express Preferred Seating Premium Packages for more than one performance, please call CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or visit the New York City Center Box Office. This offer is not available for the December 2, 2015 performance.

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    American Express Seating

    Please note that the tickets available through the American Express Seating program are available to all Card Members (including Prepaid and International Cards) at no additional cost. Tickets must be purchased with an American Express Card (including Prepaid and International Cards). Standard service charges apply. Offer is subject to availability. Not all seats are available and blackout dates apply. All sales final. No refunds. No exchanges. Offer may be changed or revoked at any time at the sole discretion of American Express. Some events may not be accessible to Card Members with disabilities.

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