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Ailey Celebrates Expansion of Joan Weill Center for Dance, New Education WingAiley Celebrates Expansion of Joan Weill Center for Dance, New Education Wing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Leaders of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation today celebrated the expansion of Ailey's permanent home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, with a ceremonial roof-breaking to mark the company's upward growth. (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Community Engagement and Education ManagerKC Ballet Welcomes New Community Engagement and Education Manager
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of April Berry as the new Community Engagement and Education Manager.  (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Return for 4th Visit to Birmingham HippdromeAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Return for 4th Visit to Birmingham Hippdrome
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time in six years and present two exhilarating programmes on 23 & 24 September during its autumn tour 2016. (more...)

Voices Carry Presents World Premiere of STRINGS ATTACHEDVoices Carry Presents World Premiere of STRINGS ATTACHED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Voices Carry, Inc. will present the World Premiere of Strings Attached, a multidisciplinary project, involving contemporary dance, abstract puppetry, an original score, and performance art, for two weekends opening on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles in Downtown LA. The work, which has been in development for three years, is a window into the human capacity to love, with a focus on the universal feelings of grief, forgiveness, devotion, entrapment, and joy. Voices Carry, a nonprofit corporation guided by Artistic Director Madeline Leavitt, is dedicated to breaking down cultural barriers and embracing diversity through dance, theatre, and performance art.  (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces New York City Center Season ProgrammingAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces New York City Center Season Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Be Part of Alvin Ailey's 2016 SeasonTony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Be Part of Alvin Ailey's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage from November 30th - December 31st, 2016. In his sixth season as Artistic Director, Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 renowned dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform in UK, Switzerland, Denmark, 9/6Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform in UK, Switzerland, Denmark, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

(New York) – July 13, 2016 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” returns to the United Kingdom, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Copenhagen, Denmark to perform a dozen ballets from September 6 – October 30. Robert Battle will lead Ailey through the UK (September 9 – October 19) for the first time since becoming Artistic Director, including the Company's inaugural visits to Southampton and Canterbury, England. Presented by Dance Consortium, the UK engagement will include 10 works performed across 10 cities. The Company will then head to the Salle Métropole in Lausanne (October 22 – 23) and The Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen (October 26 – 30). Bank of America is the lead sponsor of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2016 and 2017 international tours. (more...)

The Washington Ballet's Julie Kent Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 SeasonThe Washington Ballet's Julie Kent Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Washington Ballet's (TWB) new Artistic Director Julie Kent unveiled the Company's 2016.2017 40th Anniversary Season to a crowd at the Company's England Studio at its Northwest headquarters in Washington, DC on Tuesday.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dancers Unite on the Red Carpet at the 2016 Astaire Awards!Photo Coverage: Dancers Unite on the Red Carpet at the 2016 Astaire Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 17, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala was held just last night, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG and SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski led the pack. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala was held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG and SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski led the pack - scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala will be held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

Anthony Anderson & Roland S. Martin to Chair 2016 Ailey Spirit GalaAnthony Anderson & Roland S. Martin to Chair 2016 Ailey Spirit Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater kicks off on Wednesday, June 8th with The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nominations!Photo Coverage: Inside the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nominations!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 3, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced just yesterday at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. CLICK HERE for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to Birmingham HippodromeAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time in six years and present two exhilarating programmes on 23 & 24 September during its autumn tour 2016. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch 2016 UK TourAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch 2016 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular dance companies, will return to the UK for the first time in six years to present 10 works during six exhilarating programmes. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to NJPAC in MayAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to NJPAC in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater makes a triumphant return to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for three performances, May 6-8 --- the final stop on a 20-city tour that began in Washington, D.C. and reaches from coast to coast. Beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey's pioneering legacy of uplifting, uniting, and celebrating the human spirit lives on as Ailey's extraordinary dancers bring a wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics to life. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement in JuneAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Launch Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

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 8th - 19th, 2016. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, including the world premieres of Deep by acclaimed Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti and Untitled America: Second Movement, the second work in a three-part suite by MacArthur 'Genius' Kyle Abraham. The season also includes new productions of Vespers, Ulysses Dove's breathtaking ballet for six women, and The Hunt, Robert Battle's thrilling work for six men, as part of over a dozen works featured on five different programs. (more...)

Nigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire AwardsNigel Lythgoe to Be Honored at 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 34th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which recognizes outstanding achievements in dance on Broadway and in film, takes place on Monday, May 16, 2016. (more...)

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