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Back in town for its semi-regular spring visit, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings a mixed repertoire of old and new works to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A highlight for its legion of local fans will be the Los Angeles premiere of Amy Hall Garner’s CENTURY.

In demand with companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, and New York City Ballet, Garner—in her first work for Ailey’s main troupe—has created a tribute to her grandfather on his 100th birthday, set to the music of Count Basie, Ellington, Ray Charles, Cyrus Chestnut, and the Rebirth Brass Band from New Orleans.

Given Garner’s performance experience in the Broadway musicals Fosse and Contact—and her assertion that CENTURY also offers a toast to Mr. Ailey and his theatricality—we are anticipating a showstopper.

See link and info below for dates and times.



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Wednesday, March 20, through Sunday, March 24


Choreographed by Amy Hall Garner

Program B

Thursday, March 21, and Saturday, March 23, at 7:30 pm

Sunday, March 24, at 2 pm

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

135 North Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles



Amy Hall Garner, CENTURY (2023), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, from top: Chalvar Monteiro and Jacquelin Harris; Khalia Campbell; Campbell and Christopher Taylor; Isabel Wallace-Green; Wallace-Green (left), Christopher Wilson, and Caroline Dartey; Harris; Taylor (left), Ashley Kaylynn Green, Monteiro, Coral Dolphin, and Michael Jackson Jr.

Photographs by Paul Kolnik, courtesy and © the photographer and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.