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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

April 9–14, 2019

Robert Battle, artistic director
Masazumi Chaya, associate artistic director

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. Under the direction of Robert Battle, the company looks forward with provocative and stirring works by living choreographers, while remaining firmly rooted in the enduring legacy of its founder. The Ailey dancers, many of whom have worked with the company for more than a decade, deliver Ailey's classic Revelations with arresting authority.

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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: dancers Samantha Figgins and Jeroboam Bozeman.
(credit: Andrew Eccles)

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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: dancers Samantha Figgins and Jacquelin Harris.
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: dancers Yannick Lebrun, Jacqueline Green and Chalvar Monteiro.
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Pictured: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: dancer Michael Jackson Jr.
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