Cal Performances presents the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the World Premiere of Ailey dancer and Resident Choreographer Jamar Roberts’ Holding Space, a Cal Performances Co-commission. The ensemble work centers on healing and the quest for sustainable pathways towards wholeness, giving shape to the complex emotions of this unique moment in time. Created against a backdrop of civil unrest and relentless threats upon the natural world, Holding Space asks: in what ways can we collectively accommodate one another to better traverse this new and unprecedented terrain?

The program also includes new films spotlighting Alvin Ailey’s Cry on its 50th anniversary and his signature masterpiece Revelations.

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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: Jamar Roberts' Holding Space (World Premiere).
(credit: Christopher Duggan)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: Jamar Roberts' Holding Space (World Premiere).
(credit: Christopher Duggan)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: Ailey company dancers on set filming Jamar Roberts' Holding Space (World Premiere).
(credit: Brandon Stirling Baker)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: Ailey company dancers on set filming Jamar Roberts' Holding Space (World Premiere).
(credit: Brandon Stirling Baker)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: Choreographer Jamar Roberts and Ailey company dancers on set filming Holding Space (World Premiere).
(credit: Brandon Stirling Baker)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021.
(credit: Travis McGee)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021.
(credit: Nicole Tintle)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: Ailey company dancers on set filming Revelations at Wave Hill.
(credit: Travis Magee)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: dancer Constance Stamatiou in a new film adaptation of Alvin Ailey's Cry.
(credit: Christopher Duggan)
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: dancer Constance Stamatiou in a new film adaptation of Alvin Ailey's Cry.
(credit: Christopher Duggan)
Alvin Ailey American dance theatre
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere June 10 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until September 8, 2021. Pictured: Jamar Roberts and Robert Battle
(credit: Andrew Eccles)