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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 60th Anniversary Season Photo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater's stage from November 28 - December 30, 2018 for a milestone season. During the Company's Ailey Ascending 60th Anniversary celebration, Artistic Director Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 extraordinary dancers during this five-week holiday engagement that will elevate a legacy of excellence in artistry with premieres by some of today's most revered and prolific choreographers, including world premieres by Rennie Harris and Ronald K. Brown; a company premiere by Wayne McGregor; a new production of by Robert Battle; the return of a recent premiere by Jessica Lang, and special performances of rarely seen works by Alvin Ailey himself.

Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater At 60 Photo Works & Process At The Guggenheim Presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater At 60
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 60 on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 7:30pm.   In honor of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th anniversary, Artistic Director Robert Battle, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison, and choreographer Rennie Harris join in a conversation moderated by author and television producer Susan Fales-Hill that spotlights what truly makes Ailey so special. Leading up to a milestone holiday season at New York City Center November 28 - December 30, Ailey's acclaimed dancers perform highlights from signature classics by Alvin Ailey, repertory favorites by Robert Battle and Jamar Roberts and commissioned premieres that continue to break new ground, including Wayne McGregor's Kairos, and Rennie Harris' Lazarus - the Company's first-ever two-act ballet.  

Ailey II Announces New Works As World Tour Kicks Off Photo Ailey II Announces New Works As World Tour Kicks Off
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

As the "Ailey Ascending" 60th Anniversary celebration gets underway, Ailey II embarks on a 38-city world tour this Saturday, September 15, continuing through May 18 (schedule below). The renowned 12-member ensemble will inspire audiences in nearly two dozen cities across the U.S., including a stop in Atlanta as part of Ailey's Destination Dance initiative, which uses dance as a centerpiece for engagement through partnerships with cultural, civic, and educational institutions. Ailey II will reach international audiences in Canada, Poland, Germany, France and Luxembourg, and will return home for its annual New York season, taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts March 13 - 17, 2019.    

BWW Review: REVEAL: CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCES BY THE AILEY DANCERS at The Ailey C Photo BWW Review: REVEAL: CHOREOGRAPHY AND PERFORMANCES BY THE AILEY DANCERS at The Ailey Citigroup Theater
by Tracy Hopkins - Aug 8, 2018

Performed at The Ailey Citigroup Theater in Ailey's home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, Reveal featured nine original works choreographed and performed by members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with a special appearance by acclaimed Guest Artist and Rehearsal Director Matthew Rushing. Choreographers included Hope Boykin, Clifton Brown, Vernard Gilmore, Yannick Lebrun, Chalvar Monteiro, Jamar Roberts, and Kanji Segawa.

Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund Presents REVEAL 7/28 & 29 Photo Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund Presents REVEAL 7/28 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

Dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater welcome fans and friends to join them in the intimate surroundings of The Ailey Citigroup Theater for Reveal, special self-produced performances today July 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday July 29 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund, which started in 1995 to assist current and former company members with grants for career transition, creative endeavors or emergency loans.

Fire Island Dance Festival  Brings Together Unique Pairings, Iconic Works and Awe-In Photo Fire Island Dance Festival  Brings Together Unique Pairings, Iconic Works and Awe-Inspiring World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Once-in-a-lifetime pairings of ballet and contemporary luminaries, three remarkable world premieres, an excerpt of a seminal piece that changed the history of modern dance and unpredictable weather conditions marked this year's sold-out Fire Island Dance Festivalon July 20-22, 2018. The 24th edition raised a record $604,103 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund Presents REVEAL Photo Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund Presents REVEAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater welcome fans and friends to join them in the intimate surroundings of The Ailey Citigroup Theater for Reveal, special self-produced performances on Saturday July 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday July 29 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund, which started in 1995 to assist current and former company members with grants for career transition, creative endeavors or emergency loans.

Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund Presents REVEAL 7/28 & 29 Photo Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund Presents REVEAL 7/28 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater welcome fans and friends to join them in the intimate surroundings of The Ailey Citigroup Theater for Reveal, special self-produced performances on Saturday July 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday July 29 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Ailey Dancers' Resource Fund, which started in 1995 to assist current and former company members with grants for career transition, creative endeavors or emergency loans.

Limited Number of Tickets Available for This Weekend's Fire Island Dance Festival Photo Limited Number of Tickets Available for This Weekend's Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Only a few prime tickets remain for this weekend's Fire Island Dance Festival, featuring three world premieres, a Tony Award-winning choreographer, a Tony-nominated dancer and performers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance) brings acclaimed dance from an array of styles to a picturesque waterfront stage on the Great South Bay in Fire Island Pines. The festival kicks off with an exclusive Leadership Event this Friday, July 20, and continues with three performances Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22. The event is produced by and benefits Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER SUMMER 2018 ENGAGEMENT IN NEW YORK CIT Photo BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER SUMMER 2018 ENGAGEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY at Lincoln Center
by Tracy Hopkins - Jun 19, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's latest seven-performance stint at New York City's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts reinforced that the beloved company brings an unrivaled level of artistry and athleticism to everything they do โ€“ from classical ballet to jazz and contemporary.

Carrie Ann Inaba to Host Fire Island Dance Festival Photo Carrie Ann Inaba to Host Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Carrie Ann Inaba, celebrated choreographer and judge on ABC's Emmy Award-winning Dancing with the Stars, will host this summer's Fire Island Dance Festivalon July 20-22, 2018, in Fire Island Pines, NY.

The 2018 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Raised Over $1 Million For Educational Programs &  Photo The 2018 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Raised Over $1 Million For Educational Programs & Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2018 Lincoln Center engagement continued last night with the star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala. The one-night-only benefit performance and party featured Honorary Chair Jussie Smollett, who stars on Fox's Empire and recently released his debut album, Sum of My Music. The evening honored Vikas Kapoor and Ailey Trustee Jaishri Kapoor for their remarkable support of the Ailey organization and their dedication to Ailey's educational initiatives. Gala Co-Chairs were Stephen Meringoff & Kim Charlton, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, and Daria L. & Eric. J. Wallach; and Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Robyn & N. Anthony Coles, Leslie & Tom Maheras, and Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer. Over $1 million was raised to support Ailey's extensive educational and training programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Programming For Lincoln Center Season Photo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Programming For Lincoln Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a seven-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 13 - 17, 2018.  Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle as it reaches six decades, the Company's repertory for the season features works by eight choreographers - including a world premiere by Jessica Lang - across three programs. Alvin Ailey's must-see masterpiece Revelations is the uplifting finale of each performance.

Ailey's 2018 Lincoln Center Five-Day Engagement Begins June 13 Photo Ailey's 2018 Lincoln Center Five-Day Engagement Begins June 13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a five-day, seven-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater from June 13-17.

Dancers Responding To AIDS Announces Performers For Fire Island Dance Festival Photo Dancers Responding To AIDS Announces Performers For Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Fire Island Dance Festival (#fidance) will bring acclaimed dance from an array of styles to a picturesque waterfront stage on the Great South Bay.

Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Exciting Highlights To Alvin Ailey American Photo Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Exciting Highlights To Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Artistic Director Robert Battle has announced exciting highlights to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center season at the David H. Koch Theater June 13 - 17. In addition to three diverse programs - Celebrate Women, Ailey, Then & Now, and Musical Icons - the engagement also includes The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit; three new Company dancers; and a series of activities for all as Ailey enters its sixth decade.

The Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Performance & Party At Lincoln Center Supports Scholars Photo The Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Performance & Party At Lincoln Center Supports Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Lincoln Center engagement is The Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 14. This one-night-only benefit performance and party honors Jaishri Kapoor and Vikas Kapoor for their remarkable support of the Ailey organization, their dedication to Ailey's educational initiatives, and Jaishri's leadership as an Ailey Trustee. The evening's Honorary Chair is actor, singer, and activist Jussie Smollett, who stars on Fox's Empire and recently released his debut album, Sum of My Music.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 20th Annual Celebration At NJPAC Photo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces 20th Annual Celebration At NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for their 20th annual performance run on Mother's Day Weekend from May 11-13. The three-show celebration is the culmination of the Company's 21-city North American tour. Artistic Director Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 extraordinary dancers as they continue the Company's legacy of using the African-American cultural experience and the American modern dance tradition to uplift, unite, and enlighten. Three diverse and exciting programs spotlighting premieres and new productions by influential choreographic voices will inspire audiences at Prudential Hall, all closing with a stirring finale of Alvin Ailey's always must-see American masterpiece, Revelations.

The Center For Ballet And The Arts At NYU Announces 2018-19 Fellows Photo The Center For Ballet And The Arts At NYU Announces 2018-19 Fellows
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University (CBA), the first international institute devoted to the creation and academic study of ballet, today announced the 27 artists and scholars who will serve as CBA Fellows in the 2018-19 academic year. The group - which represents The Center's largest and most far-reaching cohort yet - features distinguished individuals in a range of disciplines, including scholar Cecile Feza Bushidi, lighting designer Brandon Stirling Baker, choreographer Chase Brock, choreographer, filmmaker, and dancer Pontus Lidberg, and scholar Janice Ross, among others.

BWW Dance Interview: Daniel Ulbricht Discusses 'Dance Against Cancer.' Photo BWW Dance Interview: Daniel Ulbricht Discusses 'Dance Against Cancer.'
by Barnett Serchuk - May 5, 2018

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