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Alvin Ailey

Birth Place: Rogers, TX, USA

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Dancer, director, choreographer, and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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Clarence Morris

Original Broadway Production, 1957
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Lead Dancer

Original Broadway Production, 1954
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[Broadway, 1969]

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Royal Academy Of Dance Acquires Dancing Times Photographic Archive

Leading dance and teaching organisation Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has acquired Dancing Times' photographic archive. Learn more about the archive here!


What did our critic think of MOMIX'S ALICE TAKES US DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE at Bass Concert Hall? Momix’s dance production of ALICE, inspired by Lewis Carroll's timeless classics 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass,' is a mesmerizing and surreal journey into the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland.

De Mille Working Group Presents AGNES DE MILLE AND THE INTRINSIC AMERICAN, October 2

The De Mille Working Group presents 'Agnes de Mille and the Intrinsic American,' an evening of discussion and performance at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on October 2, 2023. Celebrating the 80th anniversary of Agnes de Mille's ballet 'Rodeo.'

HopeBoykinDance Makes Long-Awaited Joyce Debut in October

The Joyce Theater Foundation  celebrates its second Joyce Theater Production of the Fall ‘23/Winter ‘24 season with the Joyce debut of HopeBoykinDance in States Of Hope. Learn more about the performance and how to get tickets here!

Miami City Ballet's 23/24 Season Kicks-Off in October

Miami City Ballet's '23/'24 Season kicks off on October 20 with a thrilling mixed program featuring works by Balanchine, Tharp, and Roberts. Learn more about the full program here!

Joshua Bergasse-Directed World Premiere of SUGAR HILL to Play New York City Center

The World Premiere of SUGAR HILL: The Ellington/Strayhorn Nutcracker, the jazz-steeped reimagining of The Nutcracker based on the genre-defying collaboration of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, will debut at New York City Center.

Invertigo Dance Theatre to Present FORMULAE AND FAIRY TALES in October

Step into the world of mathematics, cryptography, and enchantingly queer fairy tales with Invertigo Dance Theatre's performance of Formulae & Fairy Tales on October 13 and 14, 2023, at 7:30 pm PT at the Broad Stage.

McCarter Theatre Center Announces The Addition Of Tony And Grammy Award-Winning DREAMGIRLS To 2023-2024 Season

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Sarah Rasmussen and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced a new addition to the 2023/24 Theatre Series—the Tony Award-winning, Motown-infused musical, Dreamgirls, in co-production with Goodspeed Musicals.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Set To Kickoff Of Second Annual Phoenix Festival: Live Arts In Hudson Valley, September 28

Award-winning 90-minute Adaptation of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment kicks off Second Annual Phoenix Festival in Nyack NY on September 28. 

HADESTOWN Tour Will Welcome New Cast Members Next Month

The full cast has been announced for the upcoming third year of the North American Tour of Hadestown. Dates are now confirmed through May 2024. Find out who is starring in the cast, and where to catch the show at a city near you!

Philadelphia Ballet Opens 2023/2024 Season With World Premiere Of Angel Corella's CARMEN

Philadelphia Ballet will open its 2023/2024 season with a world premiere retelling of Carmen from Artistic Director, Angel Corella. Corella's reimagined version will captivate audiences with innovative choreography that combines traditional Spanish dance and classical ballet to tell the dramatic love story of a powerful but tragic heroine.

Phoenix Dance Theatre Appoints New Artistic Director

Phoenix Dance Theatre based in Leeds has announced the appointment of Marcus Jarrell Willis as its new artistic director. 


As the most widely seen modern dance work in the world, Alvin Ailey's Revelations has become part of the DNA of contemporary and popular dance, and it is a privilege to finally experience it on a live stage, alongside its more modern yet complementary 21st century cousins from Kyle Abraham and Robert Battle.

Berkshire Theatre Group Reveals Cast for the Upcoming Production of COPENHAGEN

Get all the latest updates on Berkshire Theatre Group's upcoming production of Copenhagen. Find out who has been cast in the lead roles and when and where you can catch this highly anticipated show. Don't miss this limited engagement - learn more now!

Alonzo King LINES Ballet Announces 42nd Annual Fall Season, October 12-15

Alonzo King LINES Ballet, the internationally acclaimed contemporary ballet company, has announced its 42nd Annual Fall Season, October 12–15, at the Blue Shield of California Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

PHILADELPHIA FALL ARTS FEST to Return in September With 50+ Arts Organizations

Discover the highly anticipated return of the Philadelphia Fall Arts Fest this September! Over 50 arts organizations will come together to showcase their talent and creativity. Find out the dates and locations of this exciting event in our latest article.

Paul Taylor Dance Company to Present Works by Ulysses Dove, Amy Hall Garner, Lauren Lovette, and More in 2023 Season

The Paul Taylor Dance Company's 2023 Season at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, from October 31 through November 12, will include fourteen dances by five choreographers – Ulysses Dove, Amy Hall Garner, Larry Keigwin, Lauren Lovette, and Paul Taylor – and feature world premieres by Lovette, PTDC's Resident Choreographer, and Keigwin, Taylor Company Commissioned choreographer.

Collage Dance Reveals 2023-2024 Programming

Collage Dance has announced its 2023-2024 season of performances. With choreography as rich and diverse as Memphis itself, Collage Dance Collective’s fourteenth season reflects the professional company’s classical sensibility coupled with its desire to push the boundaries of ballet.

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company to Perform at Dance on the Lawn

Don't miss Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company's performance at Dance on the Lawn in Montclair, NJ on September 9, 2023. Get all the details and enjoy an afternoon of free dance performances by professional and emerging companies.

New York City Center Will Extend Encores! Runs to 2 Weeks

NEW YORK CITY CENTER announced that the 2024 Encores! series will feature special two-week runs of all three productions for the first time in the series’ history, celebrating 30 years of the Tony-honored series.


Alvin Ailey has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Alvin Ailey has not appeared in the West End

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