Robert Battle News

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and CopenhagenAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and Copenhagen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,' returns to Paris, Basel, several German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 - September 10. (more...)

Young Dancemakers Company Comes to the NYC Boroughs This JulyYoung Dancemakers Company Comes to the NYC Boroughs This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Young Dancemakers Company is a unique summer ensemble of ethnically diverse New York City teens, creating and performing their original choreography in free concerts at prominent theaters city-wide, July 26 through August 5th.  YDC will present its 22nd season of topical, bold, and witty dances, created under the experienced eyes of founder and Bessie-award winner Alice Teirstein and music director William Catanzaro.  All performances end with the lively 'Dance With Us,' in which audience members with dancing feet are invited onto the stage to improvise with the dancers, accompanied by percussionist Catanzaro. (more...)

The 2017 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Raises Record-Breaking $1.4 MillionThe 2017 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Raises Record-Breaking $1.4 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Ailey Spirit Gala broke records last night as the centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2017 Lincoln Center engagement, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle. With a record-breaking $1.4 million raised, the one-night-only benefit performance and party featured Honorary Chair Andre Holland, critically-acclaimed actor of the 2017 Oscar Best Picture Moonlight. The evening honored Ailey Board Vice Chairman Stephen Meringoff for his longtime support of Ailey, and his instrumental role in strengthening and sustaining AileyCamp. Gala Co-Chairs were Lynne & Anthony M. Carvette, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach; and Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, Jaishri & Vikas Kapoor, Ricki Lander, Leslie & Tom Maheras, and Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer. The funds raised support Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. (more...)

Ailey's Lincoln Center Engagement Continues Through Father's DayAiley's Lincoln Center Engagement Continues Through Father's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2017 Lincoln Center engagement continues with six performances left to enjoy with loved ones through Sunday, June 18. (more...)

Ailey Extension Celebrates NYC Dance Week With 30 Free ClassesAiley Extension Celebrates NYC Dance Week With 30 Free Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

???????Ailey Extension celebrates NYC Dance Week, a citywide festival from June 15-24, by offering 30 free dance and fitness classes for new students*. Continuing through Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center engagement June 14-18, free classes will be held at The Ailey Studios - home to the world-renowned Ailey dancers - featuring nearly all of Ailey Extension's 25 techniques, many taught with live accompaniment. (more...)

2017 Battery Dance Festival Announced for August2017 Battery Dance Festival Announced for August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017. (more...)

36th Annual Battery Dance Festival Announces August Lineup36th Annual Battery Dance Festival Announces August Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 36th Annual Battery Dance Festival, with free performances on August 13-18, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 19, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University. (more...)

Alvin Ailey's 2017 Lincoln Center Five-Day Engagement Begins 6/14Alvin Ailey's 2017 Lincoln Center Five-Day Engagement Begins 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a five-day, seven-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater from June 14 - 18. (more...)

AILEY SPIRIT GALA Benefit to Support Scholarships and Arts in Education ProgramsAILEY SPIRIT GALA Benefit to Support Scholarships and Arts in Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center engagement is The Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 15th. This one-night-only benefit performance and party honors Ailey Board Vice Chairman Stephen Meringoff for his longtime support of Ailey, and his instrumental role in strengthening and sustaining AileyCamp. Critically-acclaimed actor Andre Holland, who most recently appeared in the eight-time Oscar-nominated film Moonlight, has just been announced as Honorary Chair. Holland will be seen in the upcoming Ava DuVernay film A Wrinkle in Time and Hulu's Castle Rock, produced by J.J. Abrams. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre WorksGlitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

Community Activities, MOONLIGHT X AILEY and More Added to Ailey's Lincoln Center SeasonCommunity Activities, MOONLIGHT X AILEY and More Added to Ailey's Lincoln Center Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Battle announces a variety of exciting happenings in connection with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 - 18.  (more...)

Nadine Malouf to Lead U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Across the BoroughsNadine Malouf to Lead U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Across the Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert Bradshaw announce the U.S. premiere of Amir Nizar Zuabi's Oh My Sweet Land (September/October), an intimate solo play that will be staged in private homes and community spaces throughout the five boroughs. (more...)

Alvin Ailey to Offer Free Workshops to Inspire, Educate at NJPACAlvin Ailey to Offer Free Workshops to Inspire, Educate at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will hold a series of FREE workshops and events to inspire, educate and celebrate Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and its significance to American culture. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Detroit (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonAuditorium Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Auditorium Theatre announces its 2017-18 Season under new Chief Executive Officer, Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, and its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Detroit (more...)

Quincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarterQuincy Tyler Bernstine to Star in Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center closes the 2016-2017 Theater Series with a new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, a story of an African-American seamstress living in 1905 New York City pursuing her dreams of love and independence. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Intimate Apparel will run from May 5 to June 4. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the Lincoln Center for Seven Performances, 6/14-18Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns to the Lincoln Center for Seven Performances, 6/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

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 seven-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 14 – 18, 2017.  Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season, which features the work of seven choreographers and recent premieres on three exciting programs, along with the Company debut of Battle's 2004 work Mass, set to an original score by John Mackey performed with live music. Alvin Ailey's must-see masterpiece Revelations is the uplifting finale of each performance. (more...)

BWW Feature: Top Artists to Lead Free, Outdoor Dance Classes in the Arts District for Dallas Arts MonthBWW Feature: Top Artists to Lead Free, Outdoor Dance Classes in the Arts District for Dallas Arts Month
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 29, 2017

BWW Feature: TOP ARTISTS LEAD FREE OUTDOOR DANCE CLASSES IN ARTS DISTRICT FOR ARTS MONTH (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Chicago (more...)

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