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Ailey Returns to Lincoln Center

For the first time in over a decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performed at Lincoln Center. Seven performances featured the world premiere of Four Corners by Ronald K. Brown, as well as encores of recent premieres and repertory favorites.

Ailey’s historic return to Lincoln Center after 13 years is the culmination of Artistic Director Robert Battle’s second season. Though it is the first visit under his leadership, the Company made special appearances at Lincoln Center in 1976, 1996 and 2000 at the then New York State Theater, as well as in 1984 at the Metropolitan Opera House.

"The engagement is a momentous occasion for Ailey and so personally meaningful to me. Lincoln Center is where I started my journey in the New York dance world, first experiencing the genius of Garth Fagan and so many others while a student at The Juilliard School.” —Robert Battle

Joined the Repertory in 2013