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BWW Reviews:  PARSONS DANCE Electrifies Audiences at The JoyceBWW Reviews: PARSONS DANCE Electrifies Audiences at The Joyce
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 28, 2015

Parsons Dance will be at the Joyce through February 1st and they are presenting two distinctive programs. Metropolitan area audiences should not miss the chance to see this extraordinary modern dance company. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This SpringAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with Tri-state audiences at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for two nights only, March 3-4, 2015 at 7:30pm. The much-anticipated dance event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season. (more...)

MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Hit Theaters 1/23 in NYCMISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Hit Theaters 1/23 in NYC
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. (more...)

The Joyce Theater to Present PARSONS DANCE, 1/21-2/1The Joyce Theater to Present PARSONS DANCE, 1/21-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of David Parsons, will present a season full of premieres and favorites at The Joyce Theater from January 21 - February 1. New and celebrated American choreographers take center stage as Parsons Dance performs three New York City premieres by acclaimed American choreographers Robert Battle, Trey McIntyre and David Parsons, along with a world premiere from GenerationNOW fellow Natalie Lomonte. Tickets, priced from $10-$59 ($26-$44 for Joyce members), can be purchased by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or via the internet at www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th street. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Alvin Ailey's Season HighlightsBWW TV: First Look at Alvin Ailey's Season Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 30, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage from December 3, 2014 January 4, 2014. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, The Company will present premieres, new productions and exciting performances by Ailey's acclaimed dancers that have become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Thrills at City CenterBWW Reviews: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Thrills at City Center
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 16, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is now onstage at New York City Center through January 4th. Artistic Director Robert Battle presents an exciting and versatile series of performances to metropolitan area audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ODETTA Premiere - Star-Studded Event With Harry Belafonte, Laverne Cox, Suzanne Vega and More!Photo Flash: First Look at ODETTA Premiere - Star-Studded Event With Harry Belafonte, Laverne Cox, Suzanne Vega and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Last night's Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's ODETTA premiere performance was star studded with guests including Harry Belafonte, Laverne Cox, Jessye Norman, Carmen de Lavallade,Bevy Smith, Suzanne Vega, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Michela Angela Davis, Khalil Kain, Rochelle Aytes, Pastors Michael A Walrond Jr., and Reverend LaKeesha Waldrond attending the world premiere of Matthew Rushing's. Fittingly, ODETTA, which celebrates the legendary singer known as the "voice of the Civil Rights Movement." premiered on National Human Rights Day. Fans can catch ODETTA seven more times this season: Dec 13 Mat, 14 eve, 18 eve, 20 eve, 26, 28 eve, 31 mat. (more...)

Photo Flash: Harry Belafonte, Laverne Cox and More Attend Alvin Ailey's ODETTA PremierePhoto Flash: Harry Belafonte, Laverne Cox and More Attend Alvin Ailey's ODETTA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Last night's Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's ODETTA premiere performance was star studded with guests including Harry Belafonte, Laverne Cox, Jessye Norman, Carmen de Lavallade, Bevy Smith, Suzanne Vega, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Michela Angela Davis, Khalil Kain, Rochelle Aytes, Pastors Michael A Walrond Jr., and Reverend LaKeesha Waldrond attending Matthew Rushing's world premiere. Fittingly, ODETTA, which celebrates the legendary singer known as the "voice of the Civil Rights Movement," premiered on National Human Rights Day. BroadwayWorld has photos from the premiere below! (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Kicks Off 2014-2015 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

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 43rd consecutive year from tonight, December 3, 2014 - January 4, 2015. The Company will present 39 performances during an exciting annual season that has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

Documentary MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER Opens in New York, 1/23Documentary MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER Opens in New York, 1/23
by Movies News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely Unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Honors Joan Weill with Unprecedented Donation GiftAlvin Ailey Dance Foundation Honors Joan Weill with Unprecedented Donation Gift
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2014

NEW YORK, NY November 14, 2014 The Board of Trustees of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and Executive Director Bennett Rink today announced that more than $40 million has been raised to date to cap the tremendous legacy of retiring Chairman of the Board Joan H. Weill. The unprecedented gift, led by the generosity of Sanford I. Weill, inaugurates the Campaign for Ailey's Future to support the expansion of Ailey's building and the extension of Ailey's artistic and educational initiatives. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Receives $40 Million to Honor Retiring Board Chair Joan WeillAlvin Ailey Dance Receives $40 Million to Honor Retiring Board Chair Joan Weill
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Board of Trustees of Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation and Executive Director Bennett Rink today announced that more than $40 million has been raised to date to cap the tremendous legacy of retiring Chairman of the Board Joan H. Weill. The unprecedented gift, led by the generosity of Sanford I. Weill, inaugurates the Campaign for Ailey's Future to support the expansion of Ailey's building and the extension of Ailey's artistic and educational initiatives. (more...)

President Obama Selected Alvin Ailey to Posthumously Receive the Presidential Medal of FreedomPresident Obama Selected Alvin Ailey to Posthumously Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The White House announced that President Obama selected Mr. Alvin Ailey to be a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. This honor is being given posthumously to acknowledge Mr. Ailey's contributions and commitment to Civil Rights and dance in America. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Posthumously Receives the 2014 Presidential Medal of FreedomAlvin Ailey Posthumously Receives the 2014 Presidential Medal of Freedom
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Last night, The White House announced that President Obama selected Mr. Alvin Ailey to be a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. This honor is being given posthumously to acknowledge Mr. Ailey's contributions and commitment to Civil Rights and dance in America. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Choreographers of Color AwardThe Joffrey Ballet Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Choreographers of Color Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the winners of the fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award:Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July. (more...)

Winners of Joffrey Ballet's Choreographers of Color Award AnnouncedWinners of Joffrey Ballet's Choreographers of Color Award Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the winners of the fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award: Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July. (more...)

2014 Bessie Award Winners Announced2014 Bessie Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced tonight the complete list of 2013-14 season award recipients. The Bessies, produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, were held at the legendary Apollo Theater at 7:30 p.m., following red carpet interviews and photographs with the nominees in attendance. NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray gave opening remarks, and Lisa Kron, whose hit musical Fun Home will make its Broadway debut this year, hosted the evening. (more...)

New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. (more...)

Lisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also AnnouncedLisa Kron to Host 30th Annual Bessie Awards; Presenters and Performances Also Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

NEW YORK, September 30, 2014 - The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announced today the host of the anniversary ceremony that is to be held at the legendary Apollo Theater. Broadway playwright, actress and 1993 Bessie awardee Lisa Kron will host the 30th Annual Bessie Awards. Produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, the awards will take place October 20, 7:30 p.m. Nominees will arrive starting 6:00 p.m. for Red Carpet press interviews and photo opportunities. (more...)

New York City Center Kicks Off 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL TodayNew York City Center Kicks Off 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. In keeping with the Festival's commitment to make dance accessible to everyone, the Festival will kick off with two FREE evenings of dance at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, in association with The Public Theater, today and tomorrow, September 12 and 13 (rain date, September 14) and will continue at City Center from October 8 - October 19 with all tickets at $15. The Festival's many free pre-show events will include dance lessons and panels by choreographers, artists and dance educators. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, September 14 at 11 a.m. (more...)

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