Robert Battle News

MY STORY, MY DANCE: ROBERT BATTLE'S JOURNEY TO ALVIN AILEY Set for 10/27 ReleaseMY STORY, MY DANCE: ROBERT BATTLE'S JOURNEY TO ALVIN AILEY Set for 10/27 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

MY STORY, MY DANCE: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey is the inspiring story of a boy who, despite physical and personal challenges, has a life filled with music, church, and movement - first martial arts, and then, after seeing Alvin Ailey's Revelations, dance. (more...)

Ailey Presents New Holiday Book, MY STORY, MY DANCE: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin AileyAiley Presents New Holiday Book, MY STORY, MY DANCE: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

MY STORY, MY DANCE: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey is the inspiring story of a boy who, despite physical and personal challenges, has a life filled with music, church, and movement - first martial arts, and then, after seeing Alvin Ailey's Revelations, dance. This picture book biography features images brimming with vibrant color and swirling motion, and is illustrated and written by award-winning husband-and-wife team James E. Ransome  and Lesa Cline-Ransome. Created for ages 5 - 10, the book will be released on October 27th by Paula Wiseman Books, a division of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, just in time for holiday gift-giving. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Take the World by Storm This Year on the Screen, Stage and the PageAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Take the World by Storm This Year on the Screen, Stage and the Page
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces a groundbreaking year, led by Robert Battle in his fifth season as Artistic Director. (more...)

Young Dancemakers Company Kicks Off Free Performances This WeekYoung Dancemakers Company Kicks Off Free Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Young Dancemakers Company will present an ensemble of 17 talented, ethnically diverse high school dancer/choreographers, who will appear in their original choreography, in 7 free-to-the-public performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, July 23 through August 1. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Announces Exciting Events for Upcoming Fall SeasonAlvin Ailey Dance Theater Announces Exciting Events for Upcoming Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

New York – July 16, 2015 – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces a groundbreaking year, led by Robert Battle in his fifth season as Artistic Director. The Company is currently performing at Paris' Théâtre du Châtelet for Les Etés de la Danse International Dance Festival until August 1, and the grace and bravura of the Company will soon reach the hearts and minds of audiences in South Africa, and throughout the U.S. via the screen, the stage, and the page. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Takes The World By Storm Via The Screen, The Stage, And The PageAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Takes The World By Storm Via The Screen, The Stage, And The Page
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces a groundbreaking year, led by Robert Battle in his fifth season as Artistic Director. (more...)

BalaSole Dance to Present SALMAGUNDI Evening of Solos, 7/17-18BalaSole Dance to Present SALMAGUNDI Evening of Solos, 7/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

ROBERTO VILLANUEVA, Executive & Artistic Director and Founder of BalaSole Dance Company, presents the 16th concert season of BalaSole in 'SALMAGUNDI,' a new program of solos in a broad range of dance styles, music choices and artistic voices, on July 17 & 18, 8PM, at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street. (more...)

Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and More Among Lincoln Center at the Movies' GREAT AMERICAN DANCE ScreeningsAlvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet and More Among Lincoln Center at the Movies' GREAT AMERICAN DANCE Screenings
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Lincoln Center at the Movies, the new cinema series recently announced by Lincoln Center in partnership with Fathom Events, will open in fall 2015 with Great American Dance presenting performances by four of America's leading companies: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet, and San Francisco Ballet. Each event will be shown in select cinemas nationwide at nearly 400 locations. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater to Celebrate NYC Dance Week with FREE Classes & More, 6/18Alvin Ailey Dance Theater to Celebrate NYC Dance Week with FREE Classes & More, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

New York) June 15, 2015 – Ailey celebrates NYC Dance Week, a citywide festival from June 18 – 27 that promotes the joy and diversity of dance, with FREE class offers at The Ailey Extension and performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Lincoln Center, through June 21. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Kicks Off Season with Gala; Announces Complete ScheduleAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Kicks Off Season with Gala; Announces Complete Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2015 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 10th. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honoring the Ford Foundation and sponsored by FedEx featured supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford as Honorary Chair. Gala Co-Chairs were Gina F. Adams, Ricki Lander, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, Pamela Zilly & John Schaefer and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach, and the Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, and Leslie & Tom Maheras. The evening helped raise over $1 million for Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates Dudley Williams and DanceBWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates Dudley Williams and Dance
by Jessica Abejar - Jun 12, 2015

Nearly two weeks after famed dancer Dudley Williams' passing, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater took to the stage at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for a fitting tribute. Though the program was already set, the sudden passing led to the addition of "A Song for You" from Love Songs and added new meaning to the rest of the evening's performances, especially for Rennie Harris' world premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tyson Beckford, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess and More Attend 2015 Ailey Spirit GalaPhoto Flash: Tyson Beckford, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess and More Attend 2015 Ailey Spirit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2015 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 10th. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honoring the Ford Foundation and sponsored by FedEx featured supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford as Honorary Chair. Gala Co-Chairs were Gina F. Adams, Ricki Lander, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, Pamela Zilly & John Schaefer and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach, and the Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, and Leslie & Tom Maheras. The evening helped raise over $1 million for Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Young Dancemakers Company Touring to Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx & Queens This SummerYoung Dancemakers Company Touring to Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx & Queens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Young Dancemakers Company will present an ensemble of  talented, ethnically diverse high school dancer/choreographers, who will appear in their original choreography, in 7 free-to-the-public performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens, July 23 through August 1.  (more...)

New Voices in Dance to Present Three New Works by Emerging Choreographers, 6/18New Voices in Dance to Present Three New Works by Emerging Choreographers, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

New Voices In Dance will present an evening of new and innovative dance on June 18th at 8:00PM at The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Theater at 142 West 46th Street.  This evening brings together three distinct and unique dance voices into one program. Tickets are $18.00 online at https://www.universe.com/newvoices (more...)

Ailey's 'Ticket to Dance' Returns in Conjunction with Lincoln Center Season, 6/10-21Ailey's 'Ticket to Dance' Returns in Conjunction with Lincoln Center Season, 6/10-21
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances inspire audiences around the world, and New Yorkers have a unique opportunity to join in the dance. The Ailey Extension and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announce the return of “Ticket to Dance” in conjunction with Ailey's Lincoln Center season June 10—21. “Ticket to Dance” welcomes audience members to try their first Ailey Extension class FREE with the presentation of a performance ticket stub (returning students receive a free class with the purchase of a 10-class card). Currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Ailey Extension offers over 80 classes for students of all levels in 25 different techniques, including Horton – the dance technique featured in classics like Ailey's must-see Revelations, which will be performed during the Company's Lincoln Center season. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, 6/10Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Lincoln Center, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

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 season at the David H. Koch Theater, June 10 – 21, 2015. The 15-performance engagement kicks off with The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit on Wednesday, June 10th at 7PM. Rising stars of Ailey II, The Ailey School and AileyCamp will join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a special one-night-only performance, including the American masterpiece Revelations. On Thursday, June 11th at 6PM*, a free dance class for the public on Lincoln Center's Josie Robertson Plaza, sponsored by General Motors, will precede that evening's world premiere of Exodus, by bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris. Other season highlights include the company premiere of Robert Battle's No Longer Silent, which brings to life the music of Erwin Schulhoff, a composer silenced by the Nazis, and new productions of Talley Beatty's vibrant Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's sensual A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'.  (more...)

Premieres, Family Matinees & More on Ailey's Schedule at Lincoln Center, 6/10-21Premieres, Family Matinees & More on Ailey's Schedule at Lincoln Center, 6/10-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

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 season at the David H. Koch Theater, June 10 – 21, 2015. (more...)

DakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 SeasonDakhaBrakha, Taylor Mac, Mark Morris Dance, IF/THEN and More Highlight Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Art & culture are vital to our existence and Seattle Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season features ample offerings of live performance experiences from arts provocateurs, global masters, cultural icons, and contemporary legends. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Open Two-Week Lincoln Center Season with Gala, 6/10Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Open Two-Week Lincoln Center Season with Gala, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's two-week spring engagement at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater kicks off on Wednesday, June 10th with The Ailey Spirit Gala, a one-night-only benefit performance and party honoring the Ford Foundation.   (more...)

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes New Vice President of ProgrammingAdrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Welcomes New Vice President of Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County has named Elizabeth 'Liz' Wallace as vice president of programming. (more...)

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