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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Why see Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater?

Celebrating 60 Years!

Designated by Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world', it's been over 60 years since Alvin Ailey and his group of African-American dancers performed for the very first time at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Since then, they've established themselves as one of the most eclectic and diverse dance companies in America.

Helmed by Robert Battle since 2011, who has has been praised by The New York Times for having 'injected the company with new life', the company's performances are a whirlwind of spectacularly choreographed dances, ballet and jazz side by side with the rumba. The subject of the pieces are uniquely African American ruminations on the grand sweep of history and our place within it.

Key Information

Covid 19 secure

You may be required to have had a COVID vaccine in order to attend this performance or show proof of a negative test. Please contact the venue directly for more information on this.


Suitable for ages 8+

Run Time

Depending on the program shown


Mar 20 - 24


Customer reviews

11 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)



After years of trying to see this show. I was beyond excited. Great performances! Certainly was not disappointed. It is a must see!👏👏👏👏 ... Read more

M. Hall


This was my first Alvin Ailey experience. It was truly amazing. I loved the entire show. I was just speechless. I can't wait to experience this again. ... Read more


Mixed Review

I’ve been going to Alvin Ailey since the early 90’s, every five or so years. This year seemed different. The performance “Cry” was mechanical. It’s like the dancer was saving her energy. And “Revelations” didn’t have dancing that looks spontaneous (even if it’s choreographed). It was missing passion. I took my daughter to share my love for AA and we both left underwhelmed. The first piece “Four” was our favorite. ... Read more

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