Victory Dance Project to Honor Renee Robinson at Ailey Citigroup, 6/3
The Victory Dance Project will celebrate its first anniversary with an evening of dance entitled People, Power and Possibility on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7 pm at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). The performance will feature five works choreographed by Company Director Amy Jordan, including Big Fun, and the premiere of an excerpt from Thru the Looking Glass and Human Revolution, a contemporary ballet in five sections. The evening will honor former Ailey star Principal Dancer Renee Robinson, a renowned dance artist who will receive the company's First Annual Artist for Peace Award.
The Victory Dance Project debuted with a sold-out performance in May 2014 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater. The opening performance featured a world premiere of Human Revolution, choreographed by Amy Jordan. The Victory Dance Project dancers include Christopher Jackson, William Penelope Briscoe, Florient Cador, Jessica Israel, Alicia Lundgren, Erin Moore, Karen Niceley, Katelyn Prominski, Maggie Segale, Sharron Lynn Williams and Kara Zacconi. Company members have worked with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, Philadanco, on Broadway, and include a "So You Think You Can Dance" winner and finalist.
Renee Robinson was an Ailvin Ailey dancer for over three decades and was the last remaining company member selected by founder Alvin Ailey. A former student of The Ailey School and member of Ailey II, Robinson was beloved for both her radiant performances and for her mentorship and generosity in sharing the Ailey legacy with generations of performers. Ms. Robinson received the prestigious 2012 Dance Magazine Award, honoring great artists who have made major contributions to the field.
Amy Jordan's training and career spans three decades of study and performances in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. She has studied classical ballet, jazz, modern dance and hip-hop with acclaimed choreographers Michael Peters, Michael Rooney, Joe Lanteri and many others. After overcoming many serious health issues and an almost fatal bus accident, Amy founded The Victory Dance Project to celebrate her recovery and to prove that the impossible is possible through the power of movement.
The Victory Dance Project's June 3 performance is funded, in part, by Stoli Vodka.
People, Power and Possibility will play one performance on Wednesday, June 3 at 7 pm at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue). The performance will be followed by a celebratory reception. Tickets to the performance only are $ 40; Tickets to the performance and reception are $ 65 and are available at http://bit.ly/1y0K5Wr. For further information, visit www.victorydance.org.