07/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Alvin Ailey Theatre Dances To Its 50th Anniversary

With so much to celebrate in connection with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre's 50th anniversary, it's great news that New Yorkers get a second, very different opportunity to view the company this season. Its annual December City Center season is a longstanding tradition, but this is only the second time around for their on-the-eve-of-summer week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It serves as a festive coda to the company's extensive 26-city tour, which launched in January in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center, with the entire first family in attendance.

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