Robert Battle News

Gaspard & Dancers' TRILOGY Set for Schimmel CenterGaspard & Dancers' TRILOGY Set for Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

On Friday and Saturday, September 25th and 26th, choreographer, Gaspard Louis will bring his company, Gaspard & Dancers to perform their Trilogy which pays tribute to the people of Haiti who endured the horrific 2010 earthquake that caused devastation to the island nation. “The Trilogy was my own personal response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake,” says choreographer and Artistic Director, Gaspard Louis. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015
by BWW - Aug 9, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 8/2/2015 - 8/9/2015. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Sets Schedule for New York City Center SeasonAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Sets Schedule for New York City Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 45th consecutive year from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.  Led by Robert Battle in his fifth season, Ailey's renowned artists will bring to life an expansive repertory of two dozen works by some of America's most celebrated dance-makers during this exciting annual season, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.  The performances will feature three new productions of Ailey Classics, a Company premiere by Paul Taylor, and world premieres by Kyle Abraham, Ronald K. Brown and Robert Battle – his first since becoming Artistic Director. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces New Season - Company Premiere, Three World Premieres with Robert Battle as Artistic Director and More!Alvin Ailey Announces New Season - Company Premiere, Three World Premieres with Robert Battle as Artistic Director and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 45th consecutive year from December 2, 2015 – January 3, 2016.  Led by Robert Battle in his fifth season, Ailey's renowned artists will bring to life an expansive repertory of two dozen works by some of America's most celebrated dance-makers during this exciting annual season, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.  The performances will feature three new productions of Ailey Classics, a Company premiere by Paul Taylor, and world premieres by  (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Coming to South Africa Next MonthAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Coming to South Africa Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The highly acclaimed New York-based Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world's most popular global modern dance companies, returns to South Africa in September after 17 years with 13 performances in Johannesburg at the Teatro at Montecasino from Thursday, 3 September to Sunday, 13 September 2015 and 7 shows in Cape Town at Artscape, from 16 to 20 September 2015. Tickets are on sale at Computicket. (more...)

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...)

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