Alvin Ailey's Last Anniversary Week

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Only eight performances remain in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s spectacular 50th Anniversary New York City Center season.

Join in celebration with the inspiring artists of Ailey during a special New Year’s Eve performance on December 31st at 7:00pm. Rich with a variety of choreography, the program includes Twyla Tharp’s explosive The Golden Section, George Faison’s new production of his sizzling Suite Otis, and Elisa Monte’s mesmerizing Treading. Audiences will rock in the New Year with Alvin Ailey’s soul-stirring Revelations, in a hand-clapping, confetti-filled finale—a truly inspirational and joyous way to kick off 2009.

The sensational Grammy Award-winning Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform live onstage with the Ailey dancers in Hope Boykin’s Go in Grace in only two more performances—January 2nd and 3rd at 8pm.

AAADT’s final performance on Sunday, January 4th at 7:30 p.m. will be an extraordinary showcase of the season’s new works in a "Season Highlights" program, including excerpts from: Alvin Ailey’s Blues Suite, George Faison’s Suite Otis, Mauro Bigonzetti’s Festa Barocca, and Revelations (performed in its entirety).

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the passion, beauty, power, and spirit of the Ailey dancers in this final week of their golden anniversary season in New York before they continue a 50-city global tour.

Tickets are available at the New York City Center Box Office, 131 West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, through CityTix at (212) 581-1212 or online at or

Discount tickets are available when purchasing tickets for more than one performance, for the family matinee series, and students with an appropriate ID on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evenings.

For groups of 10 or more, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail

The Prudential Foundation is the sponsor of AAADT’s 50th Anniversary New York Season.

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