Just in case you missed it, check out the highly anticipated Ailey Spring Gala! The first-ever global broadcast aired TONIGHT at 7:30 p.m. and featured awe-inspiring performances from the incomparable Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as well as the rising stars of Ailey II, young talent from The Ailey School and students from Ailey Camp, along with special guest appearances.

Unable to welcome audiences into the theater at this time, Ailey decided to celebrate anyway by airing the special event online as part of their “Ailey All Access” programming—free online performances and classes that have all kept us moving over these last four months of the pandemic.

The highlight from tonight’s event was Troy Powell‘s Eternity. The Ailey II Artistic Director shared during our UPFRONT interview last week that the new work was inspired by COVID-19 and the enduring human spirit that continues pushes us all through adversity. This is also the second year that Powell has produced a new piece for the Gala.

As always, funds collected from tonight’s performance will continue to support important programs for young people and scholarships to The Ailey School and Ailey’s Arts In Education & Community Programs.

Proceeds will also move Ailey forward during this challenging time with the Still, We Dance campaign, which helps the organization offer a variety of free programming through Ailey All Access and prepare for the upcoming 2020-21 season paying tribute to six decades of Revelations

Watch the Gala below and click here to donate:

Photo Credit: Alvin Alvin American Dance Theatre