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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...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South AfricaAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Schedule for 2015 Season, Including Programs at Lincoln Center, Paris & South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

New York – 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 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 10 – 21, 2015. Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announced repertory for the season highlighted by Exodus, a world premiere from bold hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris, the company premiere of Battle's No Longer Silent, and new productions of Talley Beatty's Toccata and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison's A Case of You duet from Reminiscin'. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 4/10-11Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center, 4/10-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with audiences on a 19-city national tour that includes performances in Mesa Arts Center's Ikeda Theater on April 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to The Bushnell, 3/24Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to The Bushnell, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will travel to 18 cities coast-to-coast presenting 80 performances, including a performance Tuesday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall in Hartford. Tickets, starting at $25, are on sale now and available online atwww.bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. The Hartford engagement of the Alvin Ailey tour is sponsored by Fairview Capital. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory to Perform Masterworks by Martha Graham & Merce Cunningham, 3/25-28Juilliard Dances Repertory to Perform Masterworks by Martha Graham & Merce Cunningham, 3/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Next month Juilliard Dances Repertory presents masterworks by acclaimed choreographers Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham. Juilliard dancers perform Martha Graham's Dark Meadow and Merce Cunningham's BIPED. Aaron Sherber will conduct the Juilliard musicians performing the music live with the dancers for Dark Meadow. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AILEY Still Thrills 57 Years LaterBWW Reviews: AILEY Still Thrills 57 Years Later
by Robert Myers - Feb 16, 2015

In a word - an Ailey experience is nothing shy of transformational. If ever given the opportunity to take in an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance, a few things are definitely bound to happen. You will be forever changed. Your views and ideologies will be questioned. Your biases and prejudices will be challenged and you will most definitely leave the theatre wanting to experience it again and again and again. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform at Prudential Hall, 5/8-10Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Perform at Prudential Hall, 5/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present its annual Mother's Day engagement of America's premier modern dance company, Alvin Ailey on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 8PM, Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 8PM and Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at 3PM. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet to Showcase Choreographers of Color in WINNING WORKS Program, 3/7Joffrey Ballet to Showcase Choreographers of Color in WINNING WORKS Program, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

CHICAGO – The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents four World Premieres in the fifth annual “Winning Works” program, the culmination of the 2015 Choreographers of Color Awards. Three of the new works come from this year's Award winners Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. The fourth piece is a new workby Joffrey Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev called Windy Sand with original music by Karen LeFrak. All four works are performed by dancers from the Joffrey Studio Company and the Joffrey Academy Trainee Program. The Joffrey Academy of Dance's “Winning Works” program is presented at a new venue in 2015, the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, over three performances: Saturday, March 7 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 8 at 3 pm. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Presents Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif, & Stephanie Martinez in WINNING WORKS, 3/7-8Joffrey Ballet Presents Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif, & Stephanie Martinez in WINNING WORKS, 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents four World Premieres in the fifth annual “Winning Works” program, the culmination of the 2015 Choreographers of Color Awards. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 18 City Tour; Beg. TonightAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 18 City Tour; Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will travel to 18 cities coast-to-coast presenting 80 performances, beginning tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. Hitting other major venues like The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, CA, the tour culminates May 10th at the beautiful Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, where Ailey is the Principal Resident Affiliate. For tickets, visit www.njpac.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  PARSONS DANCE Electrifies Audiences at The JoyceBWW Reviews: PARSONS DANCE Electrifies Audiences at The Joyce
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 28, 2015

Parsons Dance will be at the Joyce through February 1st and they are presenting two distinctive programs. Metropolitan area audiences should not miss the chance to see this extraordinary modern dance company. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This SpringAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to the Aronoff Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, will share its inspiring artistry with Tri-state audiences at the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall for two nights only, March 3-4, 2015 at 7:30pm. The much-anticipated dance event is part of the Cincinnati Arts Association's 2014-15 Season. (more...)

MISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Hit Theaters 1/23 in NYCMISS HILL: MAKING DANCE MATTER to Hit Theaters 1/23 in NYC
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter tells the inspiring and largely unknown story of Martha Hill, a visionary whose life was defined by her love for dance, and who successfully fought against great odds to establish modern dance as a legitimate art form in America. (more...)

The Joyce Theater to Present PARSONS DANCE, 1/21-2/1The Joyce Theater to Present PARSONS DANCE, 1/21-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Parsons Dance, under the artistic direction of David Parsons, will present a season full of premieres and favorites at The Joyce Theater from January 21 - February 1. New and celebrated American choreographers take center stage as Parsons Dance performs three New York City premieres by acclaimed American choreographers Robert Battle, Trey McIntyre and David Parsons, along with a world premiere from GenerationNOW fellow Natalie Lomonte. Tickets, priced from $10-$59 ($26-$44 for Joyce members), 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...)

BWW TV: First Look at Alvin Ailey's Season HighlightsBWW TV: First Look at Alvin Ailey's Season Highlights
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 30, 2014

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage from December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2014. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, The Company will present premieres, new productions and exciting performances by Ailey's acclaimed dancers that have become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

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