Ailey All Access replaces the performances that would have been seen during Ailey’s National Tour.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will uplift and unite audiences across the globe with messages of hope this holiday season with a free virtual season from December 2-31, 2020. 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 comprising 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.
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. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will elevate a legacy of innovation and excellence in artistry with a reimagined season of performances, as well as a variety of other special programs.
To watch the free performances, please visit www.alvinailey.org/performances-tickets/ailey-all-access.