50 Years of Ailey
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  


A range of activities are planned throughout the 2017-2018 season to honor the unique 50-year relationship between Celebrity Series of Boston, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the City of Boston. From a symposium on Ailey’s 50 years in Boston in December, to Revelations community workshops (in locations around the City of Boston) in February, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s return engagement at the Boch Center Wang Theatre, March 22-25, the 2017-2018 season will be an Ailey celebration!

#AILEY50 Activities

REVELATIONS: The Legacies of Alvin Ailey and
Elma Lewis

Wednesday, December 6, 7:00
John Hancock Hall, Boston

A free event honoring two major figures in Black dance and arts. Join us to celebrate these groundbreaking cultural leaders in a lively discussion with their friends, colleagues, and some of today’s artists inspired by their work.

Revelations Celebration Community Workshops

Saturday, February 24
Salvation Army Kroc Center Gym, Dorchester

Sunday, February 25
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center Gym, Roxbury

Learn excerpts from Revelations, the most popular work in modern dance, from former Ailey company member Nasha Thomas, with live music by an Ailey percussionist and selected props.


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Boston

March 22-25
Boch Center Wang Theatre

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Boston for 5 performances.

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