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Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS

On Wednesday, December 15th Ailey kicked off a week-long dedication to America's two greatest art forms - Jazz and modern dance. Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in live musical performances highlighting the works of legendary composers, Duke Ellington and Dizzy Gillespie. The Company's remarkable artistry brought these spellbinding sounds to life in Alvin Ailey's renowned work, Three Black Kings and the captivating ballet, The Winter In Lisbon by Billy Wilson. The week's performances also included repertory favorites such as Artistic Director Designate, Robert Battle's In/Side and works by Ulysses Dove and Hans van Manen. BroadwayWorld was on hand for Three Black Kings and brings you photo coverage below.

As part of the Ailey/Jazz program, experience Three Black Kings, the last major work composed by the great Duke Ellington fused with Alvin Ailey's breathtaking choreography, in its entirety for the first time in over 30 years! This season's restaging of Three Black Kings is a momentous occasion, made even more special by live musical accompaniment by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Join in an exclusive opportunity to see this classic ballet as it's never been seen before!

Three Black Kings starred Glenn Allen Sims, Jamar Roberts and Clifton Brown

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos / Corbis

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Curtain Up!

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Conductor Christopher Crenshaw & Orchestra

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Alvin Ailey Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Alvin Ailey Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Jamar Roberts (King Balthazar)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown (King Solomon) & Linda Celeste

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson with Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson with Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Renee Robinson with Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Glenn Allen Sims (Martin Luther King) & Company

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Linda Celeste Sims & Renee Robinson (Curtain Call)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Jamar Roberts & Company (Curtain Call)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Clifton Brown & Glenn Allen Soims & Jamar Roberts (Curtain Call)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Linda Celeste Sims, Clifton Brown Glenn Allen Sims, Jamar Roberts & Renee Robinson (Curtain Call)

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Conductor Christopher Crenshaw & Orchestra

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS
Alvin Ailey

Photo Coverage: Alvin Ailey's THREE BLACK KINGS


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