Dance

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Robert Battle, artistic director
Matthew Rushing, associate artistic director

Only a pandemic could keep the Ailey company away from the UC Berkeley campus, where it has been performing annually for more than half a century—appearing at Zellerbach Hall more than any other place in the world outside of New York City. 

Following its eagerly awaited video performance for Cal Performances at Home this June, the peerless Ailey dancers return—in person again after two long years!—as the company resumes its annual residency with programs that uplift and inspire. Under the leadership of Robert Battle, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to embody the legacy of its founder by celebrating artistic excellence, unbounded creativity, and the power of art to transform and engage. Expect daring new works by young voices like Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts, placed in fascinating conversation with timeless classics like Ailey’s own Revelations (1960). 

“The Ailey company has always told stories about the black experience…but now the subject matter, imagery and idiom are sharper, more affecting and memorable. Ailey is doing what few major dance organizations do: It is keeping pace with the times, and the conversation” (The Washington Post).

Patron Sponsors: Gail and Dan Rubinfeld

Mar 29–Apr 3, 2022
Mar 29–Apr 3, 2022

On Sale Dates

Aug 3 Subscriptions and Single Tickets to Donors at the Producer’s Circle level and above
Aug 17 Subscriptions and Add-on Tickets to Donors $100-$1,499 and Renewing Subscribers*
Aug 24 Subscriptions and Single Tickets to Email Club; UC Berkeley Faculty, Staff, & Students
Aug 27 Subscriptions and Single Tickets to General Public
*You’re a Renewing Subscriber if you were a 2019/20 or 2020/21 Season Subscriber or purchased the Cal Performances at Home Fall or Spring Streaming Package.
2021/22 Season Calendar

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