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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...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 8 - 12, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The company will perform three different programs during the five-day engagement. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Presents MOONLIGHT X AILEY Dance Film ShortAlvin Ailey Presents MOONLIGHT X AILEY Dance Film Short
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces Moonlight x Ailey, a new dance film short choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle in a unique collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer Nicholas Britell. Inspired by the critically-acclaimed drama Moonlight, Best Picture winner at the 74th Annual Golden Globe® Awards and nominated for eight Oscars® at next week's Academy Awards®, the blue-lit movements are danced by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts, and The Ailey School students Christopher Taylor and Jeremy T. Villas. Robert Battle, the film's director Barry Jenkins, and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney are from Miami's Liberty City neighborhood - the setting for Moonlight. (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...)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform At The Association Of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, 1/7-8Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company To Perform At The Association Of Performing Arts Presenters Conference, 1/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The critically acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company will perform Crosscurrent, A Quest for Freedom, and Red Firecracker - Legend of the First Chinese New Year at The Association of Performing Arts Presenters Conference APAP|NYC 2017 in New York Cityon From January 7 - 8 2017 at The New York City Center Studios 130 W. 56th Street, NYC, Studios 4 and 5. (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...)

Judith Jamison To Conduct Exclusive Workshop Classes, 1/5Judith Jamison To Conduct Exclusive Workshop Classes, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

On the heels of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's joyous New York City Center holiday season, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison will teach an exclusive Ailey Classics Workshop on Thursday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate what would've been Alvin Ailey's 86th birthday. (more...)

Ailey's Five Week Holiday Season ContinuesAiley's Five Week Holiday Season Continues
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's five-week engagement at New York City Center continues this week with the world premiere of MacArthur "Genius" Kyle Abraham's Untitled America on Wednesday, December 7th. (more...)

Ailey's Opening Night Gala & Party Launches Five Week Holiday SeasonAiley's Opening Night Gala & Party Launches Five Week Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center launched on November 30th with an Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party that honored Diageo, North America, represented by Almaz & Marc S. Strachan. (more...)

Alvin Ailey's NY Holiday Season Opens 11/30Alvin Ailey's NY Holiday Season Opens 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off a five-week holiday season on November 30th with a star-studded gala benefit, including a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. Songwriter, recording artist, and activist Solange Knowles is the evening's Honorary Chair. Her third and most recent album, A Seat at the Table, debuted at number one on the Billboard chart in October. (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 BESSIES AWARDS Celebrate the Depth and Breadth of the NYC Dance CommunityBWW Review: 2016 BESSIES AWARDS Celebrate the Depth and Breadth of the NYC Dance Community
by Sondra Forsyth - Oct 21, 2016

Dubbed the "Oscars of Dance", the Bessies have been recognizing NYC's outstanding performers, choreographers, musicians, and designers ever since 1984. Established by David R. White at Dance Theater Workshop in honor of legendary dance teacher Bessie Schonberg, the awards ceremonies have treated full houses to performances and presentations by established and emerging artists for more than three decades. (more...)

The Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance AwardsThe Bessies Announce Recipients of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced the complete list of the 2015-16 season award recipients tonight at the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards ceremony. Awards were presented in the categories of Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition/Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design, with additional awards presented for Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. The full list of 2016 Bessie Award recipients follows. (more...)

Adrienne Truscott to Host 2016 Bessie Awards; Presenters, Special Award Announced!Adrienne Truscott to Host 2016 Bessie Awards; Presenters, Special Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the host and presenters for the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards. (more...)

Ailey Launches Program to Inspire Young New YorkersAiley Launches Program to Inspire Young New Yorkers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Ailey organization is launching a Young New York program in conjunction with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's annual holiday season at New York City Center (November 30 - December 31). (more...)

Adrienne Truscott to Host 2016 Bessie Awards; Presenters, Special Award Announced!Adrienne Truscott to Host 2016 Bessie Awards; Presenters, Special Award Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, today announced the host and presenters for the 32nd Annual Bessie Awards. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Birmingham Hippdrome TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to Birmingham Hippdrome Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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 tonight and tomorrow 23 & 24 September during its autumn tour 2016. (more...)

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 to Perform in UK, Switzerland, Denmark, TodayAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform in UK, Switzerland, Denmark, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 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...)

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