The Music Center welcomes one of America’s most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, back to Los Angeles with the dance company’s 60th anniversary celebration tour at the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion from April 3 – 7, 2019.
Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Ailey’s remarkable dancers – including Danica Paulos of Huntington Beach and Rehearsal Director and Guest Artist Matthew Rushing of Los Angeles, who has been with the Company for more than 25 years – will perform four different programs of diverse repertory featuring West Coast premieres, new productions and returning classics. Part of the 2018/2019 season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, which is curated by The Music Center’s artistic division The Music Center Arts (TMC Arts), the engagement includes four special programs: Trailblazers, featuring the West Coast premiere of Lazarus by Rennie Harris – the company’s first two-act ballet; Bold Visions, featuring West Coast premiere of Wayne McGregor’s Kairos and the Los Angeles premiere of The Call by Ronald K. Brown, alongside Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter; a Timeless Ailey program with rarely seen gems by one of America’s greatest cultural leaders; and a Musical Inspirations program featuring the Los Angeles premiere of Ailey star Jamar Roberts’ Members Don’t Get Weary, a new production of Robert Battle’s Juba, and his tour-de-force duet Ella.

April 6, 2019: DANCE PARTY: If you like to dance, you’ll want to attend the Music Center’s Ailey Dance Party: Diamond Edition. After the Saturday, April 6th performance…You’ll have a chance to dance with a professional dance partner at this first-of-its-kind after-party. Admission runs $75 per person and includes wine, beer and light fare. Event runs: April 6, 2019, 9:30pm – 11:30pm.
If you are planning to purchase both performance and party tickets, you will have the option to include either event as an add-on to your cart at checkout. Party tickets can be purchased without performance tickets.

Admission for performances start at $34. Remember the dance party is $75). Click Here to purchase Tickets. See below for various programs – find out more on the website.

Trailblazers, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30pm; Bold Visions, Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:30pm; Timeless Ailey, Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:30pm; Musical Inspirations, Saturday, April 6, 2019, 2:00pm; Trailblazers, Saturday, April 6, 2019, 7:30pm; Bold Visions, Sunday, April 7, 2019, 2:00pm; Timeless Ailey, Sunday, April 7, 2019, 7:30pm;

What: Celebrate 60 Years of s, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Where: The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
When: See above for dates and times with various programs; Dance party is after April 6, 2019, performance from 9:30-11:30pm
Phone: (213) 972-8555