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Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Return To The Music Center To Perform West Coast Premieres, 3/8-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on March 8 - 12, 2017 as part of the Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center 2016-2017 season at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The company will perform three different programs during the five-day engagement. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Presents MOONLIGHT X AILEY Dance Film ShortAlvin Ailey Presents MOONLIGHT X AILEY Dance Film Short
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces Moonlight x Ailey, a new dance film short choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Battle in a unique collaboration with Academy Award-winning composer Nicholas Britell. Inspired by the critically-acclaimed drama Moonlight, Best Picture winner at the 74th Annual Golden Globe® Awards and nominated for eight Oscars® at next week's Academy Awards®, the blue-lit movements are danced by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jamar Roberts, and The Ailey School students Christopher Taylor and Jeremy T. Villas. Robert Battle, the film's director Barry Jenkins, and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney are from Miami's Liberty City neighborhood - the setting for Moonlight. (more...)

Ailey II performs for the Park City Institute for Two Nights as Part of 2016-17 World Tour.Ailey II performs for the Park City Institute for Two Nights as Part of 2016-17 World Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Hailed by The New Yorker for their "off-the-charts energy" Ailey II makes a triumphant two-night return to the Eccles Center Main Stage in Park City February 24 & 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
by Heather Hill - Feb 9, 2017

I am reminded that one of the beauties of dance is not always to tell a story but to evoke an idea that lives on its own wild life within each member of the audience and echoes out into our individual, very real lives long after we leave the theatre--and Alvin Ailey does just that.  (more...)

World-Renowned Alvin Ailey Dances to Van WezelWorld-Renowned Alvin Ailey Dances to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

???????Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater inspires all in a universal celebration of the human spirit using the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition at the Van Wezel Performing Arts on Tuesday, February 21 at 8PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel HarderBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel Harder
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 6, 2017

Today's subject is living his theatre life as a company member of one of the most prestigious dance companies in the country. Daniel Harder is currently on tour with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company will be performing at The Kennedy Center starting tomorrow evening (Feb 7th) through 12th in the Opera House. (more...)

Ailey Celebrates Black History Month Across The United StatesAiley Celebrates Black History Month Across The United States
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

As Black History Month launches, Ailey continues to inspire, enlighten and educate all people with national tours by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Ailey II, classes for aspiring dancers and the general public, and the launch of a new Arts In Education residency program for elementary school students.  (more...)

Broadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops ConcertBroadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On May 7, 2017, at 3:00PM, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Barbara Yahr, will close its 30th anniversary season at Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (at 17th St. and Irving Place) with a pops concert, Broadway Downtown, featuring performances by guest artists and Broadway stars Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Memphis, Wicked). (more...)

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...)

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