Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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The legendary company thrills with four works, including Ailey's masterpiece Revelations.

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Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

 

Premiere Date: Friday, November 4, 2016

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This special Lincoln Center at the Movies presentation brings one of the world’s leading modern dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, to PBS. Designated by a U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” the Ailey company is known for its spectacular range, diversity and artistry, which are showcased in this episode, culminating in a performance of its beloved signature work, Revelations, the American dance masterpiece created by founder Alvin Ailey. Audiences will also get to see three additional dynamic pieces: Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Grace by Ronald K. Brown and Takademe by the company’s Artistic Director Robert Battle. Matthew Diamond directs for television.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s production of Revelations, Chroma, Grace, and Takademe
for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is supported by a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation. Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Founding Partners Jody and John Arnhold and the Howard Gilman Foundation.

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