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12Jun/18

AILEY AT LINCOLN CENTER 2018

(photo by Paul Kolnik)

Mauro Bigonzetti’s Deep is part of Ailey season at Lincoln Center (photo by Paul Kolnik)

David H. Koch Theater
20 Lincoln Center Plaza
June 13-17, $25 - $135
212-496-0600
www.alvinailey.org
www.davidhkochtheater.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s annual Lincoln Center season might be short but it’s packed with highlights. From June 13 to 17, AAADT will present three programs, in addition to the gala, at the David H. Koch Theater. On June 13 at 7:30 and June 16 at 8:00, “Celebrate Women” consists of the world premiere of Jessica Lang’s EN, with her husband, Ailey company member Kanji Segawa, serving as her assistant and music by Jakub Ciupinski; new productions of Judith Jamison’s A Case of You, with Joni Mitchell music interpreted by Diana Krall, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, with music by Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn and Victor See Yuen; and the Ailey standard Revelations. On June 15 at 8:00 and June 17 at 3:00, “Ailey, Then & Now” comprises a new production of Talley Beatty’s Stack-Up, restaged by Masazumi Chaya and with music by Earth, Wind and Fire, Grover Washington Jr., Fearless Four, and Alphonze Mouzon; artistic director Robert Battle’s Mass, with music by John Mackey, and In/Side, set to Ned Washington and Dimitri Tiomkin’s “Wild Is the Wind”; and Revelations. On June 16 at 2:00 and June 17 at 7:30, the “Musical Icons” program brings together a new production of Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, with music by David Byrne; the world premiere of longtime company member Jamar Roberts’s Members Don’t Get Weary; Battle’s Ella, set to songs by Ella Fitzgerald; and Revelations. Finally, the Ailey Spirit Gala takes place June 14 at 7:00, with an excerpt of Members Don’t Get Weary, Ailey II performing an excerpt of Juel D. Lane’s Touch & Agree, students from the Ailey School in an excerpt of Battle’s Battlefield, and an original hip-hop performance by AileyCamp.

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