This 2015 broadcast features Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performing a lush program teeming with grace and power. Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit,“ is a soulful masterpiece that draws on African-American spirituals, gospel songs, and holy blues. Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous Chroma features orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes, and Ronald K. Brown’s Grace draws on modern and West African dance with music by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis, and Fela Kuti. Rounding out the program is Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying Takademe. Originally shown in cinemas as part of the series, Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance
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Dance Week is made possible by the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund.
Lincoln Center at Home is made possible by Founding Partner The Audrey and Martin Gruss Discovery Fund. Major support is provided by the Arnhold Dance Innovation Fund. Additional support is provided by PGIM, the Global Investment Management Business of Prudential Financial, Inc., Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Lincoln Center’s generous donors and supporters
Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Founding Partners Jody and John Arnhold and the Howard Gilman Foundation. Additional support provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Nora and James Orphanides, Orphanides & Associates LLC, Stuart Coleman, the Blavatnik Family Foundation Fund for Dance and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s production of Chroma, Grace, Takademe, and Revelations for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is supported by a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation.
Special thanks to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispánico, New York City Ballet, The George Balanchine Trusts, and The School of American Ballet for their generosity.