Dallas Black Dance Theatre Returns To New York For Sixth Season With Three New York PremieresDallas Black Dance Theatre Returns To New York For Sixth Season With Three New York Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) returns to New York City for its sixth season on May 2-3, 2019 in the Ailey Citigroup Theater, located at 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY. The series entitled Spirit of Now showcases three New York premieres of works that encompass the theme by choreographers Juel D. Lane, Tommie-Waheed Evans, and Claude Alexander III, as well as the iconic works of Elisa Monte & David Brown and Christopher L. Huggins. The presenting sponsor for the series is American Airlines. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center For The Arts Adds 11 New Shows To 2019?2020 SeasonLuther Burbank Center For The Arts Adds 11 New Shows To 2019?2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced the first 11 new shows to be added to its 2019 2020 season, continuing its tradition of showcasing a diverse lineup of chart-topping musicians, compelling dance companies, and groundbreaking storytellers. Tickets for all shows go on-sale to LBC members today, Friday, April 5 at 12 p.m., and to the general public on Friday, April 26 at 12 p.m. Tickets are available online at lutherburbankcenter.org, by calling 707-546-3600, or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa), open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. (more...)

Ailey II Takes The Stage At NYU Skirball March 13-17Ailey II Takes The Stage At NYU Skirball March 13-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

The Ailey organization continues its 60th Anniversary celebration during the annual New York season of Ailey II - The Next Generation of Dance. Led by Artistic Director Troy Powell, the 12 rising stars will perform at NYU Skirball March 13-17, showcasing their talents in two programs: All New featuring works by Uri Sands, Bradley Shelver, Robert Battle and Troy Powell; and Returning Favorites featuring works by Darrell Grand Moultrie, Juel D. Lane, and Renee I. McDonald. (more...)

Ailey II Returns To NYU SkirballAiley II Returns To NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Following a 36-city world tour, Ailey II returns to NYU Skirball from March 13 – 17 for its annual New York season during Ailey's 60th Anniversary celebration. The renowned second company to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will inspire audiences in dynamic works by some of today's most revered choreographers. Premieres by Uri Sands, Bradley Shelver, Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle, and Ailey II Artistic Director Troy Powell will grace the stage, along with returning crowd-pleasers by Juel D. Lane, Renee I. McDonald, and Darrell Grand Moultrie. (more...)

The Joyce Presents NY Premiere Of Camille A. Brown's INKThe Joyce Presents NY Premiere Of Camille A. Brown's INK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to welcome the return of Camille A. Brown & Dancers with the New York premiere of ink, the conclusion of the Bessie Award-winning dance theater trilogy about identity, from February 5-10 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$40, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org. (more...)

Ailey II Anounced At The Center For The ArtsAiley II Anounced At The Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Renowned for celebrating the American modern dance heritage and preserving the uniqueness of the African American cultural experience, dance company Ailey II will perform at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Tuesday, February 26 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: Nurturing the Next Generation through Ailey's CHOREOGRAPHY UNLOCKED FESTIVALBWW Review: Nurturing the Next Generation through Ailey's CHOREOGRAPHY UNLOCKED FESTIVAL
by Caryn Cooper - Oct 15, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018 kicked off the first of two weekends of Ailey's Choreography Unlocked Festival featuring an array of panel discussions, conversations, master classes and performances. All programs and events will take place at Ailey's home at The Joan Weill Center for Dance in New York City. As part of the “Ailey Ascending” 60th anniversary year-long celebration, it honors the pioneering legacy of Mr. Alvin Ailey himself and his spirit and belief that “dance came from the people and should always be delivered back to the people.” (more...)

Ailey's Choreography Unlocked Festival Fosters Community And Creativity With Panels, Performances, And WorkshopsAiley's Choreography Unlocked Festival Fosters Community And Creativity With Panels, Performances, And Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

As part of the "Ailey Ascending" 60th Anniversary celebration, the Choreography Unlocked Festival of performance, conversation, and master classes will take place at Ailey's home across two weekends - October 12 - 14 & 26- 28. Building on the success of the New Directions Choreography Lab, created by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle in 2011, the festival will elevate The Joan Weill Center for Dance's role in the community as a hub for creating and presenting new work and fostering the next generation of choreographers.   (more...)

Ailey II Announces New Works As World Tour Kicks OffAiley 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.     (more...)

Alvin Ailey Will Honor Founder With 'Ailey Ascending' 60th Anniversary CelebrationAlvin Ailey Will Honor Founder With 'Ailey Ascending' 60th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

When Alvin Ailey and a small group of African-American modern dancers first took the stage in 1958, appearing at New York City's 92nd Street Y, the engagement was for one night only—but it turned out to be the start of a new era in the performing arts. Mr. Ailey became one of the groundbreaking greats in African American history, while the work of his Company grew beyond the limits of the stage to encompass education at all levels, community outreach and cultural diplomacy. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater now embodies six decades of achievement, celebrating the human spirit with performances that unite and inspire all. (more...)

The 2018 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Raised Over $1 Million For Educational Programs & ScholarshipsThe 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. (more...)

Ailey's 2018 Lincoln Center Five-Day Engagement Begins June 13Ailey'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. (more...)

The Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Performance & Party At Lincoln Center Supports ScholarshipsThe 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. (more...)

BWW Review: Turning Up The Heat With AILEY IIBWW Review: Turning Up The Heat With AILEY II
by Caryn Cooper - Mar 19, 2018

Ailey II kicked off its 2018 New York season at the Ailey Citigroup Theater with dynamic works by some of the most exciting emerging dancers and choreographers. Just as the company wraps up their 32-city world tour, this season brings audiences two thrilling programs with three world premieres along with some contemporary favorites. (more...)

Young Dancers of Ailey II Will Take The Stage at Ailey Citigroup TheaterYoung Dancers of Ailey II Will Take The Stage at Ailey Citigroup Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

As Black History Month draws to a close, the Ailey spotlight moves from Times Square to the Ailey Citigroup Theater. Throughout February, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater soared above Times Square in a Morgan Stanley “Lights on Broadway” salute, and New Yorkers and tourists alike were encouraged to #JoinTheDance and remember that #MSGivesBack. The campaign in the “Crosswords of the World” highlighted Ailey's status as “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” and recognized the organization's six decades of “celebrating the African-American heritage and the modern dance tradition,” and its offerings of “performances, training, and education programs that enlighten all.” (more...)

What's the Buzz? Full Company Announced for NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERTWhat's the Buzz? Full Company Announced for NBC's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Tony Award-winning producer, 'Hamilton' alum and 'Power' co-star Brandon Victor Dixon will star as Judas and join an already stellar cast in NBC's highly anticipated special event 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,' to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1 from the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. Also joining the cast are Tony nominee Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Broadway veteran Jason Tam as Peter, 'M. Butterfly' star Jin Ha as Annas and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes. (more...)

AILEY II Returns to The Ailey Citigroup TheaterAILEY II Returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

On the heels of a 32-city world tour, Ailey II returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theaterfrom March 14 - 25 for its annual New York season. The 12 talented young dancers will prove that they are "second to none" (Dance magazine) in dynamic works by some of the most exciting emerging choreographers, including premieres by Juel D. Lane, Renee I. McDonald, and Darrell Grand Moultrie, and returning favorites by Jae Man Joo, Bridget L. Moore, and former Ailey dancer Marcus Willis. (more...)

Camille A. Brown's INK to Continue Peak Performances' 2017-18 'Works by Women' SeasonCamille A. Brown's INK to Continue Peak Performances' 2017-18 'Works by Women' Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Peak Performances continues its acclaimed 2017-2018 season of works by women with ink, from award-winning choreographer and TED Fellow Camille A. Brown, February 1-4, 2018, at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. (more...)

ELEVATE Public Art Festival Kicks Off Next WeekendELEVATE Public Art Festival Kicks Off Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

ELEVATE: Enlighten will present two evenings of live entertainment during this year's public art festival. Join us for a night of music, dance and spoken word at the Friday Night Performance Showcase on Friday, October 20th, and a high-energy Block Party on Saturday, October 21st, presented by MailChimp. (more...)

Ailey II Announces 2017-18 World Tour with Stops in Atlanta, France, Spain and MoreAiley II Announces 2017-18 World Tour with Stops in Atlanta, France, Spain and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Ailey II kicks off a 32-city world tour this Today, September 16th, continuing through March 11th. (more...)

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