Celebrating 60 years of unparalleled excellence, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre is the inspiration for our entire collection of dance inspired prints. Known as the “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” the company not only gave opportunities to Black dancers on an unprecedented scale, it brought classical and contemporary 20th century dance to African American culture, combining an eclectic approach to movement with jazz, blues and spirituals. Ailey combined these forces in works such as Blues and Revelations with the specific intent to express the African American experience in a revolutionary new way. This pattern, designed in collaboration with Kim Johnson Studios, celebrates the joy of dance and the beauty of Black women in motion. The massive blooms – a modern take on traditional English floral wallpaper – hide a troupe of dancers between them.