Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 

Boch Center Wang Theatre

An Ailey performance is always a special experience. From the moment the house lights dim until the jubilant curtain calls at the end of Revelations, a performance by the “phenomenal” and “electrifying” (TV host Tamron Hall) dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will excite you, inspire you, and uplift you.  

Dance Magazine wrote, “the Ailey brand has remained synonymous with authenticity, artistic integrity, inclusive storytelling and culture of the highest quality” for decades.  

In what has become a beloved spring tradition, the company returns to Boston with classic works by Mr. Ailey, notable selections by other modern and contemporary choreographers, and new commissions that carry forward the founder’s and the company’s legacy and depict the many facets of Black American life, culture, and history.  

Performance Programs

Explore the programs that Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform in May 2024: new works, an Ailey Classics matinee, and Revelations every performance!

CENTURY by Amy Hall Garner (2023)
Intermission
Ode by Jamar Roberts (2019)
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Revelations by Alvin Ailey (1960)

Following the Subtle Current Upstream by Alonzo King (2000, new production 2023)
Intermission
Dancing Spirit by Ronald K. Brown (2009, new production 2023)
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Revelations by Alvin Ailey (1960)

All choreography by Alvin Ailey.

Memoria, excerpts (1979)
Night Creature, excerpts (1974)
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Pas de Duke, excerpt (1976) 
Masekela Langage, excerpt (1969) 
Opus McShann, excerpt (1988) 
Love Songs, excerpt (1972)
For 'Bird' - With Love, excerpt 1 (1984)
Reflections In D (1963)
For 'Bird' - With Love, excerpt 2 (1984)
Intermission
Revelations (1960)

“Nothing prepares you for the totality of Alvin Ailey: the aural, visual, physical, spiritual beauty…Heaven…Everywhere you looked: sensory pleasure… ”

Author Zadie Smith, in The New York Times

“Ailey’s choreography feels so contemporary that Revelations continues to grip audiences 60 years on. ”

The Boston Globe

Boch Center Wang Theatre Venue Information

The 2023/24 Dance Series is generously supported by
Leslie & Howard ApplebyStephanie L. Brown Foundation, and Royal Little Family Foundation, with additional support provided by Cynthia & John S. Reed Foundation.

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