Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater 2016
6 September - 19 October


Alvin Ailey UK Tour trailer 2016

We asked audiences at Sadler's Wells... what did you think of the show?

Live streamed Q & A with Alistair Spalding and Robert Battle

Show us your Lateral T! (Competition ended)

Ailey reminisce about their previous UK visit, talk about the UK audiences, and express their excitement for the UK tour 2016!

What's Special about Ailey?

Ailey's Artistic Director Robert Battle discusses what Ailey looks for in a dancer - "You're looking for a dancer who has something to SAY"

The Impact of Ailey. "I think what's special about the Ailey company is that from the beginning it had a purpose beyond dancing" - Robert Battle, Artistic Director since July 2011

What can Ailey audiences expect? "You may not know much about Petipas, or you may not know much about ballet or swan lake, but if you come to Ailey, there's something you can connect to" - Matthew Rushing, Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist

Alvin Ailey talk Exodus

Alvin Ailey talk After the Rain Pas de Deux

Alvin Ailey talk Four Corners

Alvin Ailey talk Revelations

Exodus trailer

Four Corners trailer

After the Rain Pas de Deux trailer

Revelations trailer

Open Door trailer

Piazzolla Caldera trailer

LIFT trailer

Awakening trailer

Cry trailer

Robert Battle’s Journey to Lead the Ailey company

What Makes Ailey… Ailey? "Dance came from the people and it should be delivered back to the people" - Alvin Ailey

Ailey's "Sizzle Reel" - enjoy!

  • 6 - 17 SepSadler’s Wells LondonBOOK
  • 20 - 21 SepTheatre Royal PlymouthBOOK
  • 23 - 24 SepBirmingham HippodromeBOOK
  • 27 - 28 SepAlhambra Theatre BradfordBOOK
  • 30 Sep - 1 OctTheatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham with Dance 4BOOK
  • 4 - 5 OctWales Millennium Centre CardiffBOOK
  • 7 - 8 OctThe Lowry Salford QuaysBOOK
  • 11 - 12 OctMayflower Theatre SouthamptonBOOK
  • 14 - 15 OctMarlowe Theatre CanterburyBOOK
  • 18 - 19 OctFestival Theatre EdinburghBOOK
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“Unbelievable. Go see Ailey. It’s change-your-life good.”NBC’s Today Show

“An international powerhouse known for explosive and appealing modern dance.”The Atlanta Journal Constitution

“Some of the most bravura dancers on the planet.”Chicago Sun Times

“The crowd starts cheering before the curtain goes up.”The New York Times

“This is dancing to die for.”The Times (UK)