Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Presents Appearances, Perfomances, & More, Beg 9/29
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Sunday, September 29th Episode of AMC's Low Winter Sun, after the Breaking Bad Series Finale.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater members will be seen on AMC's new series Low Winter Sun, a contemporary police story set in Detroit and based on the award-winning British two-part miniseries. The episode entitled "Revelations" will air on Sunday, September 29th at 11:15PM (after the Breaking Bad series finale and its live after show) and repeat on Sunday, October 6th before the two hour season finale. The episode features one of the lead detectives Joe Geddes (portrayed by actor Lennie James) traveling to Chicago to treat his family to an Ailey performance. For more information on Low Winter Sun, visit amc.com.
Students From The Ailey School Appear in "Let's Move" Fitness Video With New York Knick Iman Shumpert and Perform Alongside Doug E. Fresh on September 30th Songs For A Healthier America Album Release Event
A special, star-studded live event at Symphony Space on September 30th at 6pm will celebrate the release of Songs For A Healthier America, a boisterous new album aimed at amplifying the benefits of healthier child nutritional and exercise choices by setting inventive wordcraft to music. The project is produced by Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), an organization that works with the private sector and its honorary chair First Lady Michelle Obama to help end the childhood obesity epidemic, and Hip Hop Public Health.
In addition to ten students from The Ailey School performing alongside Doug E Fresh, Artie Green and Chauncey Hawkins, the stellar lineup includes Ryan Beatty, Ashanti, Matisyahu, Monifah and J Rome, Brady Rymer, Ashton Jones, Our Time, Nils Lofgren and Dr. Oz. Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let's Move! and White House Executive Chef, and District 9 New York Council Member Inez Dickens are among the special dignitaries slated to speak to the audience of 600 New York City school students.
A video from the album's second single "Let's Move," featuring 10 talented young dancers from The Ailey School (the official school of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), along with Iman Shumpert from the NY Knicks will also premiere at the event . The "Instant Recess" style video will be distributed in October for use as a dance exercise break, engaging young people in a fun physical activity. The 19 song compilation will be offered to children across the U.S. at http://songsforahealthieramerica.org and at iTunes for free - the first time a complete album will be offered at no cost on iTunes.
Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle to Participate in WQXR Panel On NEA Public Survey on Public Participation in the Arts - October 3rd at 12:00pm