New This Season

World Premieres

ODETTA by Matthew Rushing
Ailey’s own Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist Matthew Rushing pays tribute to the singer, songwriter and Civil Rights activist known as “the queen of American folk music.”

The Pleasure of the Lesson by Robert Moses
Often praised for his sophisticated and visually arresting choreography, Moses shows off his flair for crafting sexy, seductive dances in this work for 10.

Company Premieres

After The Rain Pas de Deux by Christopher Wheeldon
Notable for its restrained simplicity and intricate partnering, this dream-like duet evokes feelings of tenderness, serenity, melancholy, and devotion.

Awassa Astrige / Ostrich by Asadata Dafora
Dafora’s groundbreaking solo depicting the proud, powerful king of birds was the first to blend traditional African dance with Western staging.

Suspended Women by Jacqulyn Buglisi
This mesmerizing ensemble work by celebrated former Martha Graham dancer, Jacqulyn Buglisi, illuminates the challenges and strength of women across the ages.

Uprising by Hofesh Shechter
Shechter’s testosterone-fueled work is a visceral exploration of masculine energy, embodied by seven men.

New Productions

Bad Blood by Ulysses Dove
Dove returned to his frequent theme – the battle of the sexes – in this thrilling display of daredevil physicality.

Polish Pieces by Hans van Manen
In this exuberant ensemble work, Dutch choreographer van Manen displays his mastery for building dazzling creations from simple motifs and geometric patterns. Driven by the rhythms of Henryk Górecki’s score, the dancers come together and disperse in endlessly shifting formations that culminate in two sensual pas de deux.

Tickets start at $25