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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches 20-City North American Tour, Tonight; Lincoln Center Season Opens 6/8Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Launches 20-City North American Tour, Tonight; Lincoln Center Season Opens 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences during a 20-city North American tour starting tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The tour will take the Company to major cities including Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and will culminate at the Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing in Newark on May 8th. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Welcome Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 3/8-13The Auditorium Theatre to Welcome Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, 3/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre's annual Chicago presentation of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a wide array of premieres, new productions, and classics to life on its landmark stage Tuesday, March 8 through Sunday, March 13. (more...)

BWW Review:  PARSONS DANCE at The Joyce is ExtraordinaryBWW Review: PARSONS DANCE at The Joyce is Extraordinary
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 23, 2016

Parsons Dance is now at The Joyce Theater through January 31st. This extraordinary contemporary company is presenting two programs to be enjoyed by dance enthusiasts. (more...)

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by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Kennedy Center Next MonthAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Kennedy Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (#AileyKenCen) makes its annual Kennedy Center appearance with seven performances in the Kennedy Center Opera House, February 2-7, 2016. The Company returns to the Kennedy Center with two company premieres, three D.C. debuts, including Robert Battle's first world premiere since becoming artistic director in 2011, and a total of 11 works by a diverse range of choreographers. Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece Revelations will provide the finale for all five programs. (more...)

BWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings New Work to New York City CenterBWW Review: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings New Work to New York City Center
by Rose Marija - Dec 29, 2015

There was an explosion of talented dancers on stage at City Center on December 22, 2015. The energy was high. The dancers lit up the audience so that at the end of each piece, the outburst of applause and yells came from them. It was thrilling for everyone in the theater. (more...)

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by BWW - Dec 27, 2015

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Parsons Dance Coming to The Joyce TheaterParsons Dance Coming to The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of David Parsons, will present a season of premieres and favorites at The Joyce Theater from January 20 – January 31. Parsons Dance will perform a New York City premiere by choreographer David Parsons, along with a world premiere from former Parsons dancer and rising choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska. Tickets, priced from $10–$60, 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...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates the Holidays, New YearAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates the Holidays, New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's New York City Center engagement is one of the Company's 'most exciting seasons yet' (Metro), and the thrill continues as the holidays approach. The Company's inspiring Christmas Eve performance will begin at 7:30pm and features Ronald K. Brown's spellbinding Grace, Robert Battle's stunning world premiere Awakening, and Alvin Ailey's must-see masterpiece Revelations - 'the gift that somehow keeps on giving' (The New York Times). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alvin Ailey's BLUES SUITE, Starting 12/16 at New York City CenterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Alvin Ailey's BLUES SUITE, Starting 12/16 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center continues this week with the return of Alvin Ailey's original masterpiece BLUES SUITE on Wednesday, December 16th. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the piece! (more...)

BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates the Legacy of Mr. Ailey at the New York City CenterBWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER Celebrates the Legacy of Mr. Ailey at the New York City Center
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 14, 2015

"American Cultural Ambassadors," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to the New York City Center stage for its 45th consecutive year December 2, 2015-January 3, 2016. This five week engagement, led under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Battle, has become such a wonderful holiday tradition here in New York. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY Inspires Hope this Holiday Season at New York City CenterBWW Reviews: ALVIN AILEY Inspires Hope this Holiday Season at New York City Center
by Tracy Hopkins - Dec 10, 2015

In a time when the very foundation of the African-American community has been rocked by police brutality and racism renewed with a vengeance, we need something to uplift and inspire us. This holiday season, that something is Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 45th annual residency at New York City Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alvin Ailey's Premiere of Robert Battle's AWAKENINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Alvin Ailey's Premiere of Robert Battle's AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

On Friday, December 4th, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater unveiled Robert Battle's Awakening, his first world premiere since becoming Artistic Director. Grammy-award winning singer Lauryn Hill was in attendance for the debut of the powerful work in which a dozen Ailey dancers lead the audience on a cathartic journey of dissonance and harmony, chaos and resolution. There are seven more opportunities to see Awakening during Ailey's New York City Center holiday season: Dec 12 mat, 17, 19 eve, 22, 24, 26 eve, Jan 2 eve. Scroll down for a first look at the piece! (more...)

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by BWW - Dec 6, 2015

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Photo Flash: Robert Battle, Chadwick Boseman & More Kick Off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Holiday Season with Gala Benefit Performance & Opening Night PartyPhoto Flash: Robert Battle, Chadwick Boseman & More Kick Off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Holiday Season with Gala Benefit Performance & Opening Night Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with an Opening Night Gala Benefit. The one-night-only benefit performance and party honored BNY Mellon for its major support of the Ailey Organization since 2007, and Agnes & Gerald Hassell accepted on the institution's behalf.  Film star Chadwick Boseman and actress and Grammy-Award winning artist Brandy served as Honorary Chairs, and the event's co-chairs were Simin Allison, Kathryn & Kenneth Chenault, Debra L. Lee, Doris & Gilbert Meister, Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach and Joan & Sandy Weill. $2.5 million was raised in support of the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people. (more...)

The Ailey Extension and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announce 'Ticket to Dance'The Ailey Extension and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announce 'Ticket to Dance'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances inspire audiences around the world, and New Yorkers have a unique opportunity to join in the dance this holiday season. The Ailey Extension and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announce the return of “Ticket to Dance” in conjunction with Ailey's New York City Center season (December 2 - January 3). “Ticket to Dance” welcomes audience members to try their first Ailey Extension class FREE with a performance ticket stub (returning students receive a free class with the purchase of a 10-class card). (more...)

Juilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2015'Juilliard Dance's 2015-16 Season Opens with 'New Dances: Edition 2015'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Juilliard Dance, under the direction of Lawrence Rhodes, opens its 2015-16 season this month with 'New Dances: Edition 2015' featuring four world-premiere dances by innovative choreographers Helen Simoneau (First-Year Dancers); Aszure Barton (Second-Year Dancers); Zvi Gotheiner (Third-Year Dancers); and Kyle Abraham(Fourth-Year Dancers). (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Releases Full Schedule of Events for December 2015Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Releases Full Schedule of Events for December 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater kicks off a five-week holiday season on December 2nd with a star-studded gala benefit including a performance at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. This year's gala will honor BNY Mellon for its major support of The Ailey Organization, and Agnes & Gerald Hassell will accept on the institution's behalf. Celebrated film star Chadwick Boseman, best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in 42 and James Brown in Get on Up, will serve as the evening's honorary chair. (more...)

Alvin Ailey to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to Dancers to Responding to AIDS, 12/17Alvin Ailey to Donate Portion of Ticket Sales to Dancers to Responding to AIDS, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Each year Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater generously dedicates one night of its New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) season (Dec 2 - Jan 3) to benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS. Join us Thursday, December 17, when a portion of all ticket sales benefit Dancers Responding to AIDS. (more...)

Ailey Dancers & Choreographers Teach In Conjunction with Ailey's New York City Center SeasonAiley Dancers & Choreographers Teach In Conjunction with Ailey's New York City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Renowned dancers and choreographers will teach master classes at the Ailey Extension in conjunction with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's New York City Center season (December 2 – January 3). (more...)

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