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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Sets Schedule for New York City Center SeasonAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Sets Schedule for New York City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 45th consecutive year from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.  Led by Robert Battle in his fifth season, Ailey's renowned artists will bring to life an expansive repertory of two dozen works by some of America's most celebrated dance-makers during this exciting annual season, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.  The performances will feature three new productions of Ailey Classics, a Company premiere by Paul Taylor, and world premieres by Kyle Abraham, Ronald K. Brown and Robert Battle – his first since becoming Artistic Director. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces New Season - Company Premiere, Three World Premieres with Robert Battle as Artistic Director and More!Alvin Ailey Announces New Season - Company Premiere, Three World Premieres with Robert Battle as Artistic Director and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 45th consecutive year from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.  Led by Robert Battle in his fifth season, Ailey's renowned artists will bring to life an expansive repertory of two dozen works by some of America's most celebrated dance-makers during this exciting annual season, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.  The performances will feature three new productions of Ailey Classics, a Company premiere by Paul Taylor, and world premieres by  (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Take the World by Storm This Year on the Screen, Stage and the PageAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Take the World by Storm This Year on the Screen, Stage and the Page
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces a groundbreaking year, led by Robert Battle in his fifth season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and More Among Lincoln Center at the Movies' GREAT AMERICAN DANCE ScreeningsAlvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and More Among Lincoln Center at the Movies' GREAT AMERICAN DANCE Screenings
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Lincoln Center at the Movies, the new cinema series recently announced by Lincoln Center in partnership with Fathom Events, will open in fall 2015 with Great American Dance presenting performances by four of America's leading companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. Each event will be shown in select cinemas nationwide at nearly 400 locations. (more...)

Judith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Denzel Washington and More Among The Wallis' 2015-16 Artistic AdvisorsJudith Jamison, Patti LuPone, Denzel Washington and More Among The Wallis' 2015-16 Artistic Advisors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces dates and subscription tickets for the 2015 - 2016 Season Artistic Advisor master classes and events -- Suzanne Farrell, former Principal Dancer in George Balanchine's New York City Ballet and founder of Suzanne Farrell Ballet at the Kennedy Center (January 24, 2016); Judith Jamison, dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (April 5, 2016); Patti LuPone, Grammy, Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor and singer (March 31, 2016); Arturo Sandoval, Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter, pianist, composer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (October 27, 2015); and Denzel Washington, Academy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor (September 17, 2015).  (more...)

Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater to Celebrate NYC Dance Week with FREE Classes & More, 6/18Alvin Ailey Dance Theater to Celebrate NYC Dance Week with FREE Classes & More, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

New York) June 15, 2015 – Ailey celebrates NYC Dance Week, a citywide festival from June 18 – 27 that promotes the joy and diversity of dance, with FREE class offers at The Ailey Extension and performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Lincoln Center, through June 21. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Kicks Off Season with Gala; Announces Complete ScheduleAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Kicks Off Season with Gala; Announces Complete Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2015 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 10th. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honoring the Ford Foundation and sponsored by FedEx featured supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford as Honorary Chair. Gala Co-Chairs were Gina F. Adams, Ricki Lander, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, Pamela Zilly & John Schaefer and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach, and the Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, and Leslie & Tom Maheras. The evening helped raise over $1 million for Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates Dudley Williams and DanceBWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates Dudley Williams and Dance
by Jessica Abejar - Jun 12, 2015

Nearly two weeks after famed dancer Dudley Williams' passing, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took to the stage at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for a fitting tribute. Though the program was already set, the sudden passing led to the addition of "A Song for You" from Love Songs and added new meaning to the rest of the evening's performances, especially for Rennie Harris' world premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tyson Beckford, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess and More Attend 2015 Ailey Spirit GalaPhoto Flash: Tyson Beckford, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess and More Attend 2015 Ailey Spirit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2015 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 10th. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honoring the Ford Foundation and sponsored by FedEx featured supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford as Honorary Chair. Gala Co-Chairs were Gina F. Adams, Ricki Lander, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, Pamela Zilly & John Schaefer and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach, and the Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, and Leslie & Tom Maheras. The evening helped raise over $1 million for Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

On Friday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Jost Project will perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe and salute a legend in Philadelphia - Composer Evan Solot. As Solot ends his final semester at the University of the Arts, where he taught for nearly 50 years, The Jost Project will perform their highly respected jazz renditions of classic rock and invite special guests to the stage who were all influenced by the great Evan Solot. (more...)

Ailey's 'Ticket to Dance' Returns in Conjunction with Lincoln Center Season, 6/10-21Ailey's 'Ticket to Dance' Returns in Conjunction with Lincoln Center Season, 6/10-21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances inspire audiences around the world, and New Yorkers have a unique opportunity to join in the dance. The Ailey Extension and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announce the return of “Ticket to Dance” in conjunction with Ailey's Lincoln Center season June 10—21. “Ticket to Dance” welcomes audience members to try their first Ailey Extension class FREE with the presentation of a performance ticket stub (returning students receive a free class with the purchase of a 10-class card). Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Ailey Extension offers over 80 classes for students of all levels in 25 different techniques, including Horton – the dance technique featured in classics like Ailey's must-see Revelations, which will be performed during the Company's Lincoln Center season. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, 6/10Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week season at the David H. Koch Theater, June 10 – 21, 2015. The 15-performance engagement kicks off with The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit on Wednesday, June 10th at 7PM. Rising stars of Ailey II, The Ailey School and AileyCamp will join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a special one-night-only performance, including the American masterpiece Revelations. On Thursday, June 11th at 6PM*, a free dance class for the public on Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza, sponsored by General Motors, will precede that evening's world premiere of Exodus, by bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris. Other season highlights include the company premiere of Robert Battle's No Longer Silent, which brings to life the music of Erwin Schulhoff, a composer silenced by the Nazis, and new productions of Talley Beatty's vibrant Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's sensual A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'.  (more...)

Premieres, Family Matinees & More on Ailey's Schedule at Lincoln Center, 6/10-21Premieres, Family Matinees & More on Ailey's Schedule at Lincoln Center, 6/10-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week season at the David H. Koch Theater, June 10 – 21, 2015. (more...)

The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Friday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Jost Project will perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe and salute a legend in Philadelphia -- Composer Evan Solot. (more...)

Twyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 SeasonTwyla Tharp, CITY OF CONVERSATION, Israel Philharmonic and More Set for The Wallis Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis -- Tania Camargo, Managing Director; Patricia Wolff, Interim Artistic Director; James D'Asaro, Interim Producing Director) announce Artistic Advisors and programming for the 2015-2016 Season, opening October 1-3 with Twyla Tharp: a 50th Anniversary Celebration, a program of new work by Ms. Tharp, co-commissioned by The Wallis (in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Joyce Theatre, Ravina Festival Association & Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University and Texas International Theatrical Arts Society). (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Open Two-Week Lincoln Center Season with Gala, 6/10Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Open Two-Week Lincoln Center Season with Gala, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater kicks off on Wednesday, June 10th with The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party honoring the Ford Foundation.   (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Premiere New Shows at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch TheaterAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Premiere New Shows at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 10 - 21, 2015. Repertory for the season will be highlighted by Exodus, a world premiere from bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, the company premiere of Battle's No Longer Silent, and new productions of Talley Beatty's Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'.  (more...)

Wallace Foundation Audience-Building Initiative Selects Alvin Ailey Dance FoundationWallace Foundation Audience-Building Initiative Selects Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

New York – April 15, 2015 – Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability effort – a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences, the foundation announced today. The $710,000 grant is earmarked for preliminary audience research and the first cycle of work will explore how to eliminate barriers of engagement for millennials and implement new strategies to involve and retain their participation for years to come. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Selected For Wallace Foundation InitiativeAlvin Ailey Dance Foundation Selected For Wallace Foundation Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability effort -- a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences, the foundation announced today. The $710,000 grant is earmarked for preliminary audience research and the first cycle of work will explore how to eliminate barriers of engagement for millennials and implement new strategies to involve and retain their participation for years to come. (more...)

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