Ailey All Access to Present Streaming of A HYMN FOR ALVIN AILEY with Judith Jamison and Anna Deavere Smith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
The Ailey organization continues striving to manifest founder Alvin Ailey's belief that 'dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people' during this challenging time through Ailey All Access, a series of online offerings including free streaming of performances, conversations and more.
2021 St. Louis Arts Awards Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
The Arts and Education Council has announced eight honorees for the 2021 St. Louis Arts Awards. Now in its 30th year, the event honors individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the St. Louis region's arts community.
Alvin Ailey's Robert Battle And More On 'Keeping Up With The Aud' This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
Tune into the newest episode of the Auditorium Theatre's #AudTalk video podcast tonight, May 13, at 6PM to hear a conversation between Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle and Auditorium Theatre CEO Rich Regan as they discuss Ailey's history, its connection to the Auditorium Theatre, and more. Battle is the only the third artistic director to lead the Ailey company in its more than 60-year history, following Alvin Ailey himself and Judith Jamison. He has expanded the Ailey repertoire with a diverse array of works, and his choreographed pieces continue to connect profoundly with audiences.
Ailey All Access Uplifts Audiences With A Free Online Performance and Short Films
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
Keeping the Ailey spirit alive in the hearts of the community, the Ailey organization continues to deliver new content with Ailey All Access, a free online initiative featuring a series of weekly performance broadcasts, original short films created by the Ailey dancers, Ailey Extension dance and fitness classes and more.
Ailey All Access Free Online Initiative Bringing Dance To The People Extended Through June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
The Ailey organization regrets to announce that health concerns related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will prevent Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's presentation of a June engagement at Lincoln Center, where the Company has performed for audiences each spring since 2013.
Ailey All Access Continues to Virtually Connect with Fans Around the Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
The Ailey organization continues to carry out founder Alvin Ailey's belief that 'dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people' during this challenging time through Ailey All Access.
Ailey All Access Moves Forward With Free Performances And Special Class Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
The Ailey organization continues to share the Ailey spirit with people wherever they are during this challenging time through Ailey All Access a?" free online streaming series featuring performances of full length works from the repertory, Ailey Extension dance classes, and original short films created by the Ailey dancers, and other especially created content.
New Online Initiative Launches on Ailey's Anniversary with REVELATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
The Ailey organization is reaching out to share the Ailey spirit with people wherever they are during this challenging time through Ailey All Access - an online streaming series featuring performances of full length works from the repertory, Ailey Extension dance classes, and original short films created by the Ailey dancers.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Annouced At NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ends its current 21-city tour at New Jersey Performing Arts Center for a three-day engagement over Mother's Day Weekend, May 8-10. Led by artistic director Robert Battle, Ailey's 32 renowned dancers will elevate a legacy of innovation and excellence in artistry with diverse works by preeminent choreographers.
BWW Review: Pearl Primus: Pioneer of Modern Dance, African Dance, Dance as Protest
by Olga El - Mar 12, 2020
Pearl Primus (also known as Omowale) was a pioneer of modern dance, dance as protest, and African dance in the United States. She was also cited as an inspiration by acclaimed artists such as Camille Brown, Ntozake Shange, and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar; a teacher of Judith Jamison and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; a student of Martha Graham; friend of Paul Robeson; and a woman with a degree in medicine. Her medical career was thwarted by racism so she funneled her gifts to the world through the filter of dance instead.
Alvin Ailey's AILEY REVEALED Tour Makes A Stop At The McCallum WIth Its Excellence In Dance Artistry
by David Green - Feb 27, 2020
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is continuing its a?oeAiley Revealeda?? season during a 21-city North American toura?"including a stop at the McCallum Theatre at 8:00pm, Wednesday, March 25. Led by artistic director Robert Battle, Ailey's 32 renowned dancers will elevate a legacy of innovation and excellence in artistry with diverse works by pre-eminent choreographers, including world premieres that shine a spotlight on social issues, new productions, returning favorites, and timeless treasures by Alvin Ailey.
BWW REVIEW: Alvin Ailey Has Something to Say
by Lora Strum - Feb 6, 2020
In its annual Kennedy Center residency, the company tackles gun violence, love, youth and more in a program that includes new works and the seminal classic a?oeRevelations.a??
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2020 U.S. Tour Kicks Off During Black History Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Following five-weeks of exceptional performances in New York City, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will continue its “Ailey Revealed” season during a 21-city North American tour which kicks off during Black History Month. The 2020 engagement opens on February 4th at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with a gala to benefit Ailey's D.C. programs, including the creation of new works, Arts-In-Education activities, and scholarships to talented young area dancers to attend The Ailey School in New York. Other major cities throughout the tour include Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berkeley, Seattle, Houston, and Boston, culminating with a Mother's Day performance in Newark on May 10th.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Comes to Chicago This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The Auditorium Theatre's Visiting Resident Company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to Chicago March 4-8, 2020 with Midwest premieres, Chicago premieres, and new productions of classic works.
The Kennedy Center Presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
With a mix of exhilarating premieres, new productions, and retuning favorites, the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) marks its annual Kennedy Center engagement with seven performances on the Opera House stage from February 4a?"9. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, the company has had a long-standing impact on the world of modern dance and a unique role in celebrating the African American cultural experience. The company's performances include premieres from esteemed choreographer Donald Byrd and Ailey dancer and first-ever resident choreographer Jamar Roberts that shine a spotlight on social issues. The engagement will see three D.C. debuts; two new productions; and two company premieres, along with Alvin Ailey's American masterpiece Revelations, which will be performed as the finale for all seven programs.
Ailey Extension Dances Into 2020 With Special Workshops To Help New Yorkers Reach Their New Year's Resolutions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
This January, Ailey Extension is helping New Yorkers dance into 2020 and reach their New Year's resolutions with workshops designed to help people get moving as they tap into new skills and experiment with different approaches to dance.
Ailey Closes 2019-2020 New York City Center Engagement With New Year's Eve Revelations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Celebrate the beginning of 2020 with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's final performances of the 2019-2020 holiday engagement at New York City Center.
Ailey Dances Into Final Weeks at New York City Center with Holiday Performances and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Witness the final weeks of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's enchanting 2019-2020 holiday engagement at New York City Center. Upcoming highlights include holiday performances on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day; an assortment of special programs; and a one-night-only season finale on what would have been Alvin Ailey's 89th birthday.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Reveals Company Premiere of Camille A. Brown's CITY OF RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
On Tuesday, December 17th Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater reveals the company premiere of Camille A. Brown's City of Rain. This quietly lyrical piece honors the struggles and grace of a deceased friend, showing a different facet of the choreographer than Ailey audiences have seen in her previous works for the Company. Dedicated to Greg 'Blyes' Boomer, the work for 10 dancers is set to an original composition by Jonathan Melville Pratt entitled Two Way Dream. A recipient of numerous honors, including a 2014 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production for the work Mr. TOL. E. RAncE (Camille A. Brown & Dancers), Ms. Brown choreographed Broadway's Choir Boy (TONY nominee for Best Choreography), the TONY Award-winning revival of Once On This Island, and the Emmy Award-winning television special, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. [There are five more chances to see City of Rain this season: Dec. 20 eve, 21 eve, 27 eve, Jan. 1 eve, 5 mat.]
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