Grant Recipient Details


New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York, NY
Project Title
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

In celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary season, Ailey is commissioning its first two-act ballet —LAZARUS—by Rennie Harris. LAZARUS will premiere during the Company’s 2018 New York City Center holiday engagement and will then tour nationally and internationally throughout 2019. Outreach activities relating to LAZARUS will take place in select tour cities. The piece will feature 18 dancers, with key collaborators including Darrin Ross (music), Mark Eric Rodriguez (costumes), and James Clotfelter (lighting). Estimated artist fee: $78,500/performance; $340,000/week

Tour Coordinator

Lauren Halford |
Associate Director of Institutional Giving
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
tel 212.405.9000

Presenter Partners

  • The Auditorium Theater (Chicago, IL)
  • Cal Performances (Berkeley, CA)
  • The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington, DC)


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A man in a vest throws his arm up in the foreground and in the background a group of dancers move in a circle.
Photo by Paul Kolnik