Alvin Ailey News

Date of Birth: January 05, 1931 (86)
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Cincinnati Ballet to Close Season with New Works by Female ChoreographersCincinnati Ballet to Close Season with New Works by Female Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Kaplan New Works Series is Cincinnati Ballet's highly anticipated, annual experience offering an intimate presentation of brand new, cutting-edge works at the Aronoff's Jarson-Kaplan Theater. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

BWW Blog: Kellie Williams - My Top Five Favorite Things About JULIE'S GREENROOMBWW Blog: Kellie Williams - My Top Five Favorite Things About JULIE'S GREENROOM
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Mar 24, 2017

Julie Andrews' new Netflix series, Julie's Greenroom, premiered last Friday. I didn't expect to like it since it is geared toward younger audiences, but I ended up loving it! It features really catchy songs and many important lessons about all the different parts of the arts: from singing as a group and writing songs together to improv and even clowning. Here are five of my favorite things about the show:  (more...)

Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Pilobolus Dance Troupes Return to Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts for Summer 2017Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Pilobolus Dance Troupes Return to Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts for Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts (www.usdan.org), the pre-eminent arts summer day camp on the East Coast-- continues its quest to offer unique and high profile educational partners for students enrolled at the Camp. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces Site ExpansionJacob's Pillow Announces Site Expansion
by Molly Tracy - Mar 21, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance announces a major expansion of its popular curated online video collection, Jacob's Pillow Dance Interactive. Beginning today, the site will feature a series of multimedia essays from renowned dance scholars on three distinct themes: Tap, Women in Dance, and Dance of the African Diaspora. (more...)

The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80The New Jewish Home Celebrates 8 Remarkable New Yorkers Over 80
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

At its fourth annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala The New Jewish Home will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York on Tuesday, April 4, is expected to attract more than 450 guests and raise more than $1 million for the nonprofit's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older adults of all faiths and ethnicities each year. (more...)

DC Moore Gallery Presents BAYOU FEVER BREAKDOWN, Opening 3/23DC Moore Gallery Presents BAYOU FEVER BREAKDOWN, Opening 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

DC Moore Gallery's new exhibition, Romare Bearden: Bayou Fever and Related Works, features a series of twenty-one vibrant collages from 1979 that Bearden conceived for a ballet that invokes African American traditions and the African presence that is deeply rooted in the Louisiana bayou near New Orleans, and elsewhere in North America and the Caribbean. (more...)

James Freedson-Jackson Wins Best Breakthrough Performance at SXSW Film AwardsJames Freedson-Jackson Wins Best Breakthrough Performance at SXSW Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

15-year-old actor James Freedson-Jackson won rave reviews and the Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Performance for his work in the film The Strange Ones, at the SXSW Film Awards in Austin, TX. on Tuesday (3/14). (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy CenterMichelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

NJPAC Welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Mother's Day WeekendNJPAC Welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Mother's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works along with Alvin Ailey's classic Revelations at NJPAC May 12-14. Tickets start at $25 for each performance. (more...)

Announcing Princeton Ballet School's 2017 Summer Intensive Guest FacultyAnnouncing Princeton Ballet School's 2017 Summer Intensive Guest Faculty
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, announces its guest faculty for its highly celebrated Summer Intensive program held in Princeton, N.J., from June 26-July 28, 2017. First held in 1981, Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive is one of the oldest in the United States. The final U.S. audition for the program before the audition tour goes oversees to Europe will be this Sunday, March 12 in New York City. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago  welcomes Alexandra Wells as Director of Artist TrainingHubbard Street Dance Chicago welcomes Alexandra Wells as Director of Artist Training
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton and executive leadership of Jason D. Palmquist, announces today its new Director of Artist Training, Alexandra Wells, Founder and Artistic Director of Springboard Danse Montreal. (more...)

VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of MLK-Inspired Dance Performance, 'r-Evolution, Dream' by Alvin AileyVIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of MLK-Inspired Dance Performance, 'r-Evolution, Dream' by Alvin Ailey
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2017

Veteran Company member Hope Boykin has been inspired by the sermons and speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to create this large ensemble work that melds creative storytelling, new music by Ali Jackson (from Jazz at Lincoln Center), and historic and original writings recorded by Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. (from Hamilton). (more...)

111 Southern California Students Named as Semifinalists in The Music Center's 29th Annual Spotlight Program111 Southern California Students Named as Semifinalists in The Music Center's 29th Annual Spotlight Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The Music Center named 111 of some of Southern California's most talented high school students as semifinalists in The Music Center's 29th annual Spotlight (Spotlight) program, a free nationally-acclaimed scholarship and arts training program for teens.  An important part of The Music Center's fundamental support for arts education, Spotlight is more than a competition.  The program provides opportunities for Southern California high school students to acquire the skills they need to pursue their dreams in the performing arts, ranging from the development of performance abilities in numerous genres to roles in arts management, along with valuable workforce readiness skills. (more...)

Tom Gold Dance Presents Sixth New York SeasonTom Gold Dance Presents Sixth New York Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Tom Gold Dance presents its sixth annual New York City season, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a program of three recent and new works-Company Premieres of Oasis and Served; and the World Premiere of Counterpoint-from Tom Gold Dance Founder and Director Tom Gold. (more...)

Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre Presents Cellist Garfield Moore In ConcertCatskill's Bridge Street Theatre Presents Cellist Garfield Moore In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

???????Rostropovich, Piatigorsky, the great Casals himself. These are the names invoked by critics in attempting to describe the artistry of cellist Garfield Moore, appearing in an afternoon recital with pianist Hiroko Sakurazawa on Sunday April 2 at 2:00pm at the Bridge Street Theatre in Catskill. (more...)

Up and Coming Jazz Singer and Alvin Ailey Dancer Star in Theatrical Tribute to Abbey LincolnUp and Coming Jazz Singer and Alvin Ailey Dancer Star in Theatrical Tribute to Abbey Lincoln
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Ghosts Appearing through the Sound celebrates the life, the philosophy, the music, and the magic of Abbey Lincoln: jazz singer-songwriter, actress, civil rights activist, and outspoken black woman, with an evening of music, poetry, and dance. (more...)

7th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Chooses 17 High School Acts for Final Event7th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Chooses 17 High School Acts for Final Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

On Saturday, March 4th, 40 metro area high school acts competed in the Semi-final round of the 7th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition.  St. Louis performing arts professionals judged the acts and narrowed the field to 17 acts (29 individual finalists) who will move on to the finals on Saturday, April 8th at 8pm at The Fabulous Fox Theatre (a list of acts can be found here).  These acts are one step closer to performing on the Fox Stage and winning college scholarships, prizes and performance opportunities.  'We couldn't be happier with the level of talent this year.  While we usually only advance 12-13 acts to the finals, this year is an exception and we have 17 qualifying acts!' exclaimed Mary Strauss, Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation Board President.  The final competition is a Broadway-style show that is FREE and open to the public.  General Admission tickets are required and available now at no charge at The Fabulous Fox box office and through Metrotix.   (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical NomsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

IATI Theater Opens its 2017 Spring Season with the World Premiere of GAZOLINEIATI Theater Opens its 2017 Spring Season with the World Premiere of GAZOLINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

IATI Theater opens its 2017 Spring season with Gazoline, a play written by Jordi Casanova, one of Spain's most prolific contemporary playwrights, and inspired by the 2005 French riots, but with a 2017 New York Latino accent. (more...)

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