One of the world’s most cherished dance companies returns to Memorial Hall each season. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from a fabled performance in 1958 at the 92nd Street Y in New York City. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. As a vital American cultural ambassador, the Ailey company has gone on to perform for an estimated 23 million people around the globe as well as millions more through television broadcasts, celebrating the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance heritage. These are some of the best dancers on the planet!