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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Launches New Artist Training ProgramsHubbard Street Dance Chicago Launches New Artist Training Programs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the leadership of Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Executive Director Jason D. Palmquist, has initiated a new program to address the organization's approach to training for dance artists. A new Professional Training Program (PTP) will be launched throughout 2017 in two phases. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Launch New Artist Training ProgramsHubbard Street Dance Chicago to Launch New Artist Training Programs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the leadership of Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Executive Director Jason D. Palmquist, has initiated a new program to address the organization's approach to training for dance artists. A new Professional Training Program (PTP) will be launched throughout 2017 in two phases. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces 2017 Professional Advancement ProgramsJacob's Pillow Announces 2017 Professional Advancement Programs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

In the summer of 2017, The School at Jacob's Pillow, a world renowned center for professional dance training will present Professional Advancement Programs in Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theatre Dance, and a Tap Program led by Michelle Dorrance. (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...)

CONDER/dance Announces Artists For 10th Anniversary Of Dance FestivalCONDER/dance Announces Artists For 10th Anniversary Of Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

After receiving a record-breaking 145 submissions from the top national and international voices in contemporary dance, CONDER/dance announces its final selection of artists who will be featured at the 2017 Breaking Ground Contemporary Dance Festival. (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...)

Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017Julliard Dance Presents NEW DANCES: EDITION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, presents New Dances: Edition 2016 featuring four world-premiere dances by choreographers John Heginbotham (First-Year Dancers), Katarzyna Skarpetowska, (Second-Year Dancers), Pam Tanowitz (Third-Year Dancers), and Matthew Neenan (Fourth-Year Dancers).  Heginbotham and Skarpetowska are Juilliard alums, and Tanowitz and Neenan are returning as New Dances choreographers.  (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Presents AN EVENING OF AILEY AND JAZZ Honoring Diageo, North America, 11/30Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Presents AN EVENING OF AILEY AND JAZZ Honoring Diageo, North America, 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

On Wednesday, November 30th at 7pm, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off a five-week holiday season with a star-studded gala benefit, including a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. (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...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III AwardPrincess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah will accept the prestigious Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding contribution to the Arts and her exemplary give-back (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...)

Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This FallLang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Live From Lincoln Center -- the award-winning performing arts series presenting the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center -- today announced its lineup of broadcasts from September through December 2016. (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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