PBS is airing a special Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance from the Lincoln Center Friday night.
Friday is a night of theater on PBS, with the broadcast of Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The production will feature four works in total.
"This special Lincoln Center at the Movies presentation brings one of the world's leading modern dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, to PBS," the network says.
"Designated by a U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American 'Cultural Ambassador to the World,' the Ailey company is known for its spectacular range, diversity and artistry, which are showcased in this episode, culminating in a performance of its beloved signature work, Revelations, the American dance masterpiece created by founder Alvin Ailey. Audiences will also get to see three additional dynamic pieces: Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Grace by Ronald K. Brown and Takademe by the company's Artistic Director Robert Battle. Matthew Diamond directs for television."
Featured music in this production includes The White Stripes, Duke Ellington and more.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is made up of 32 dancers and is led by Robert Battle. The group, founded in 1958, hails from New York City.
Lincoln Center at the Movies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is set to premiere at 9/8c on PBS. Check your local listings. It remains to be seen if this production will be uploaded to the PBS website on Saturday.
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