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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...)

Mariinsky Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Alvin Ailey and Royal Swedish Ballet Set for Segerstrom Center's 2015-16 Dance SeriesMariinsky Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, Alvin Ailey and Royal Swedish Ballet Set for Segerstrom Center's 2015-16 Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its 30th International Dance Series, a season marked with important American, West Coast and Center premieres to be discovered and enjoyed by audiences from throughout Southern California. The distinctive personalities of each company in the Center's 2015 - 2016 International Dance Series come to life, from opulent and classical to daring, bold and contemporary. (more...)

Celebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 SeasonCelebrity Series of Boston Announces 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

?The Celebrity Series of Boston announced its 2015-2016 season today, marking 77 years of bringing the world's greatest performing artists to Boston. The season opens on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 with author and speaker David Sedaris. In total, the 2015-2016 season will include 48 music, dance and entertainment engagements. The 2015-16 season is sponsored by Amy and Joshua Boger. (more...)

Ford Foundation Names OSF's Bill Rauch Distinguished Visiting FellowFord Foundation Names OSF's Bill Rauch Distinguished Visiting Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

?Oregon Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Bill Rauch has been named a Distinguished Visiting Fellow under a new effort by the Ford Foundation centered on the roles art and culture play in illuminating and addressing urgent issues of equity, opportunity, and justice in the U.S. and around the globe. The yearlong exploration, The Art of Change, reaffirms the central importance of creativity and cultural expression to healthy societies at a time when they are increasingly under threat. (more...)

Wallace Foundation Audience-Building Initiative Selects Alvin Ailey Dance FoundationWallace Foundation Audience-Building Initiative Selects Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

New York – April 15, 2015 – Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability effort – a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences, the foundation announced today. The $710,000 grant is earmarked for preliminary audience research and the first cycle of work will explore how to eliminate barriers of engagement for millennials and implement new strategies to involve and retain their participation for years to come. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Selected For Wallace Foundation InitiativeAlvin Ailey Dance Foundation Selected For Wallace Foundation Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation has been selected for the New York-based Wallace Foundation's Building Audiences for Sustainability effort -- a new, six-year, $52-million initiative aimed at developing practical insights into how exemplary performing arts organizations can successfully expand their audiences, the foundation announced today. The $710,000 grant is earmarked for preliminary audience research and the first cycle of work will explore how to eliminate barriers of engagement for millennials and implement new strategies to involve and retain their participation for years to come. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Historic Return to South Africa after 17 Years Scheduled For SeptemberAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Historic Return to South Africa after 17 Years Scheduled For September
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global dance companies, is planning an historic return to South Africa in September after 17 years with a robust schedule of 20 performances. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returning to South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global dance companies, is planning an historic return to South Africa in September after 17 years with a robust schedule of 20 performances and a variety of educational activities for area students. (more...)

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