Alvin Ailey News

Date of Birth: January 05, 1931 (86)
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Alvin Ailey Dancers to Take the Stage at NJPAC This SpringAlvin Ailey Dancers to Take the Stage at NJPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) is honored to present the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater annual Mother's Day weekend performances starting on May 12- 14, 2017. (more...)

Kennedy Center for the Arts to Host Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 18th Annual Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala BenefitKennedy Center for the Arts to Host Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 18th Annual Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On Tuesday, February 7th, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 18th Annual Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala Benefit will celebrate the opening of its yearly week-long engagement at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. After the 7pm opening program at the Opera House featuring performances celebrating the birth centennials of jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie and Alvin Ailey's always inspiring masterpieceRevelations, Artistic Director Robert Battle and Ailey's renowned dancers will join guests for dinner and dancing on the Terrace Level of the Kennedy Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating American Dance with the AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORMBWW Review: Celebrating American Dance with the AMERICAN DANCE PLATFORM
by Caryn Cooper - Jan 10, 2017

As part of its' second annual American Dance Platform, The Joyce Theater has been showcasing eight of America's most captivating dance companies over the past week. This year's platform was curated by Alicia B. Adams, VP of International Programming and Dance at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I again had the opportunity to attend another performance on Friday, January 6, 2017. The evening featured a double bill with dances by Lucky Plush Productions and the Dallas Black Dance Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Amy Jordan to Perform for First Time Since Life-Threatening AccidentSTAGE TUBE: Amy Jordan to Perform for First Time Since Life-Threatening Accident
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2017

Amy Jordan's training and career spans three decades of study and performances in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. She has studied classical ballet, jazz, modern dance and hip-hop with acclaimed choreographers Michael Peters, Michael Rooney, Joe Lanteri and many others. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Overflowing with virtuosity, technique and cutting-edge choreography, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, "a matchless American dance company" (The Philadelphia Enquirer), is the future of contemporary ballet. (more...)

Kennedy Center Opera House To Spotlight Eleven New Works, Four New Debuts, 2/7-12Kennedy Center Opera House To Spotlight Eleven New Works, Four New Debuts, 2/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Making its annual Kennedy Center appearance, the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Opera House stage with seven performances, February 7-12. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the Company's performances include a company premiere, four D.C. debuts, two new productions, and a total of 11 works by a range of distinct choreographers. (more...)

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT (previously announced as 'The Sanctuary Project') will bring the theatre community together from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a 'ghost light' on in a darkened theater, we create light for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25New York Theatre Ballet To Bring Ballets By Antony Tudor And Martha Clarke To 92Y HARKNESS DANCE FESTIVAL, 2/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

New York Theatre Ballet (NYTB) brings its highly acclaimed Legends & Visionaries series to the 92Y Harkness Dance Festival from February 24-25, 2017 at the The 92Y, located at 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10128. (more...)

CONDER/dance Presents 10th Anniversary Of BREAKING GROUND CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL, 1/27CONDER/dance Presents 10th Anniversary Of BREAKING GROUND CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary at Tempe Center for the Arts, the 2017 Breaking Ground Festival will be held January 27 & 28 at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $28Adults/$23 Students and Seniors at the door $25Adults/$18 Students and Seniors when purchased in advance (minimum 24 hours) (more...)

Jacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYYJacob's Pillow and MASS MoCA to Present Richard Move's XXYY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Cultural partners Jacob's Pillow Dance and the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) present a one-night-only work-in-progress showing of performing artist, choreographer, and TEDGlobal Oxford Fellow Richard Move's XXYY on January 20 at 8pm in MASS MoCA's Hunter Center. (more...)

Van Jones Leads Panel on Criminal Justice Reform at Eccles Center on 1/7Van Jones Leads Panel on Criminal Justice Reform at Eccles Center on 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Park City Institute continues its rich tradition of engaging in dialogue on important issues, presenting a panel on Criminal Justice Reform, with Van Jones, January 7 at 7:30 PM. Jones, an attorney who has spent countless hours on CNN as a political commentator, will share his insights on the ways in which the criminal justice system is ineffective and the role it plays in the cycle of inequality in this country.  (more...)

ABC to Air TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, 1/12ABC to Air TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, 1/12
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors with an all-star tribute on ABC Television's TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EST). (more...)

BWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents Contemporary WorksBWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Presents Contemporary Works
by Rose Marija - Dec 27, 2016

On Wednesday evening, December 21, 2016, I was fortunate to be present as the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater performed three pieces created in the 21st century by three choreographers, two European, Johan Inger and Mauro Bigonzetti, and one home grown, a veteran dancer of the Ailey company, Hope Boykin. Each piece is a world unto itself, different from the other two. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces February 2017 ProgrammingKimmel Center Announces February 2017 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Kimmel Center has announced its upcoming events in February. See the full schedule below. (more...)

Final Two Weeks Of AILEY'S HOLIDAY REVELATION At New York City CenterFinal Two Weeks Of AILEY'S HOLIDAY REVELATION At New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Audiences have just two more weeks to be dazzled by Ailey's holiday Revelations during the company's New York City Center season, ending December 31st. (more...)

Catch Alvin Ailey's New York City Center Holiday Season Before the New YearCatch Alvin Ailey's New York City Center Holiday Season Before the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Audiences have just two more weeks to be dazzled by Ailey's holiday Revelations during the company's New York City Center season, ending December 31st. (more...)

BWW Review: Celebrating Ailey's Legacy with Vibrant Productions by ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATERBWW Review: Celebrating Ailey's Legacy with Vibrant Productions by ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 16, 2016

December 13, 2016 continued the favorite return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for their joyous annual five-week holiday engagement at the New York City Center. Under the artistic direction of Robert Battle, the company continues to reach audiences of all ages, while using dance as a platform to unify and educate. This evening's program did just that! (more...)

BWW Review: Yehuda Hyman and The Mystical Feet Company Explore Grief in The Mar Vista, An Ambitious Jewish Historical DramaBWW Review: Yehuda Hyman and The Mystical Feet Company Explore Grief in The Mar Vista, An Ambitious Jewish Historical Drama
by Victoria Ordin - Dec 15, 2016

Nothing in the press release prepared me for the power and beauty of THE MAR VISTA, an ambitious autobiographical theater-dance piece by Brooklyn-based Yehuda Hyman which ranges over four countries on two continents in 90 years. This is no one's fault (though a tissue alert would have been nice), as the collaboration between Hyman's Mystical Feet Company and LABA: The Laboratory of Jewish Culture does not lend itself to neat description. A brief review of Hyman's artistic background--choreographer, playwright, poet, translator of poetry, and teacher of dance at Sarah Lawrence (from which he earned his M.F.A), Princeton, NYU, Barnard, and USC, among others-would best, perhaps, indicate the play's epic sweep, both emotionally and historically. (more...)

Tom Gold Dance Presents Sixth Annual New York City SeasonTom Gold Dance Presents Sixth Annual New York City Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

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. (more...)

Washington Ballet To Close JACOB'S PILLOW Dance Festival Season, 8/23-27Washington Ballet To Close JACOB'S PILLOW Dance Festival Season, 8/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Artistic Director Julie Kent is delighted to announce The Washington Ballet's participation in the 85th Anniversary Season of the 2017 Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival at the invitation of Jacobs Pillow Director Pamela Tatge. (more...)

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