[Ailey] has gone on to become nothing short of an American cultural treasure that remains as popular and artistically relevant as ever.

Chicago Sun-Times

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Robert Battle, artistic director
Matthew Rushing, associate artistic director

The international dance sensation returns for what is always a hugely popular Berkeley residency, with a range of repertoire that boldly takes on the defining issues of the day while celebrating movement in all of its pure, ecstatic beauty. Under the leadership of Robert Battle, the Ailey company continues to dazzle, staging timely new works—sometimes joyous, sometimes heartrending—by established choreographers like Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Judith Jamison, and Donald Byrd, and rising stars like Jamar Roberts. These new creations resonate profoundly with Ailey's own works, including his 1960 classic, Revelations, "a triumphant hymn to the human spirit, moving from a sense of sorrow to joy-filled life" (The Guardian, London).


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Program Notes

Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.