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Season Tickets Now Available for Popejoy Hall 2021-2022 Season, Featuring HAMILTON &  Photo Season Tickets Now Available for Popejoy Hall 2021-2022 Season, Featuring HAMILTON & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

Broadway is coming back to New Mexico when Popejoy Hall reopens this fall! Popejoy Presents announced the 2021-2022 season featuring the long-awaited Broadway national tour of HAMILTON, now scheduled for 24 performances over three weeks, from January 25 through February 13, 2022. Season tickets are now available.

Popejoy Hall Announces 2021-2022 Season, Featuring HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS and More Photo Popejoy Hall Announces 2021-2022 Season, Featuring HAMILTON, MEAN GIRLS and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 26, 2021

Broadway is coming back to New Mexico when Popejoy Hall reopens this fall! Popejoy Presents has announced the 2021-2022 season featuring the long-awaited Broadway national tour of HAMILTON, now scheduled for 24 performances over three weeks, from January 25 through February 13, 2022.

Photo Flash: Sterling K. Brown, Phylicia Rashad & More Join Ailey's REVELATIONS REIMA Photo Photo Flash: Sterling K. Brown, Phylicia Rashad & More Join Ailey's REVELATIONS REIMAGINED Opening Night Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020

Last night the premiere of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s “Revelations Reimagined” Opening Night Benefit for the groundbreaking Ailey Forward first-ever virtual holiday season began inspiring viewers around the world with incomparable performances introduced by Artistic Director Robert Battle and Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison.

Ailey All Access Presents Broadcast Of Alvin Ailey's Classic Blues Suite From 1985 Photo Ailey All Access Presents Broadcast Of Alvin Ailey's Classic Blues Suite From 1985
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2020

The Ailey organization continues to uplift spirits of 24 million people and counting globally with Ailey All Access. The online initiative offers free performance broadcasts from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater repertory, Ailey Extension dance and fitness class, original short films, conversation series, and more.

AILEY ALL ACCESS to Feature Camille A. Brown's CITY OF RAIN and More Photo AILEY ALL ACCESS to Feature Camille A. Brown's CITY OF RAIN and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2020

Founder Alvin Ailey's ground-breaking legacy drives the Ailey organization to share the Ailey spirit despite unprecedented times through Ailey All Access.

Popejoy Announces 2020-2021 Season Headlined by HAMILTON Photo Popejoy Announces 2020-2021 Season Headlined by HAMILTON
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2020

The wait is over! Popejoy Hall announces the 2020-2021 season headlined by HAMILTON.

Ailey II Will Kick Off LA International Dance Festival at Segerstrom Center Photo Ailey II Will Kick Off LA International Dance Festival at Segerstrom Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 27, 2020

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and the Los Angeles International Dance Festival (LAIDF) will present Ailey II - The Next Generation of Dance on April 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall as part of the festival's inaugural year. Ailey II, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's junior company that serves as a bridge between The Ailey School and the professional dance world, is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most promising emerging choreographers. The acclaimed 12-member ensemble makes its first appearance at the Center performing three works from the company's rich repertory including Road to One (2017) by Darrell Grand Moultrie, Where There Are Tongues (2018) by Ailey School alum and former Ailey II dancer Bradley Shelver as well as Breaking Point (2017) by Renee McDonald.

Ailey II Returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater in March Photo Ailey II Returns to The Ailey Citigroup Theater in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2020

On the heels of a successful world tour to over 30 cities, Ailey II, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's junior company that serves as a bridge between The Ailey School, will return to its home, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, for a highly anticipated two-week season featuring 14 exhilarating performances from March 25- April 5.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces Spring Lineup of Dance Programming Photo Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces Spring Lineup of Dance Programming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2020

Exploring the breadth and depth of American dance, Segerstrom Center for the Arts is pleased to announce a diverse lineup of programming this Spring. It all begins with the World Premiere of American Ballet Theatre's new work from ABT Artist-in-Residence Alexei Ratmansky titled Of Love and Rage.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Reveals Company Premiere of Camille A. Brown's CIT Photo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Reveals Company Premiere of Camille A. Brown's CITY OF RAIN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.]

Ailey's Holiday Season Celebrates The Ailey School's 50th Anniversary And Presents Tw Photo Ailey's Holiday Season Celebrates The Ailey School's 50th Anniversary And Presents Two Premieres
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 10, 2019

On Tuesday, December 10th, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues its holiday season with a celebration of The Ailey School's 50th anniversary, honoring its standard of excellence for providing exceptional training to more than 3,500 students annually. This special evening features students performing alongside the Company in Alvin Ailey's Memoria and Revelations.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Celebrate Associate Artistic Director Masazumi  Photo Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Celebrate Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 25, 2019

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater announces programming for a historic night at Ailey celebrating Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya on Sunday, December 22nd at 7:30pm at New York City Center. Previously, Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, shared the news that the Company's beloved mainstay for nearly five decades, Mr. Chaya, intends to retire on January 5, 2020, at the conclusion of the Company's New York City Center season. Having joined the Company in 1972 as a dancer, Mr. Chaya performed under Mr. Ailey's direction for 15 years, subsequently assumed responsibility for rehearsing the Company-a role for which Mr. Ailey had cultivated him-and for more than 28 years, as Associate Artistic Director, has maintained the repertoire, handled innumerable creative decisions, and guided generations of the Company's dancers.

Ailey II Embarks On 2019-2020 World Tour With Performances In More Than 30 Cities Photo Ailey II Embarks On 2019-2020 World Tour With Performances In More Than 30 Cities
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2019

Over the next six months Ailey II is traveling around the globe inspiring audiences in more than 30 cities. The tour will take the acclaimed 12-member ensemble of rising stars across the U.S. from Towson, MD to Atlanta, GA to St. Louis, MO. Ailey II will also reach international audiences in Germany, France, and Italy before returning home for its annual New York season, taking place March 25 a?" April 5, 2020 at Ailey Citigroup Theater. Ailey II, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's junior company that serves as a bridge between The Ailey School and the professional dance world, is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country's best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today's most promising emerging choreographers.

Luther Burbank Center For The Arts Adds 11 New Shows To 2019?2020 Season Photo Luther Burbank Center For The Arts Adds 11 New Shows To 2019?2020 Season
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

Ailey II Returns To NYU Skirball Photo Ailey II Returns To NYU Skirball
by Stephi Wild - 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.

Ailey II Returns to Popejoy Hall Photo Ailey II Returns to Popejoy Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 15, 2019

Ailey II returns to Popejoy Hall Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 pm. Bringing modern dance, the company was founded to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. As a company within the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ailey II has been performing for over forty years.The modern dance performance consists of six men and six women performing pieces that artistically portray the story of African-American resilience. This year's repertory includes Alvin Ailey's "Revelations" as well as current Artistic Director of Ailey II, Troy Powell's  "Ebb and Flow."

Ailey II Anounced At The Center For The Arts Photo Ailey II Anounced At The Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - 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. 

February Dance Eventa Announced At 92Y Photo February Dance Eventa Announced At 92Y
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2019

92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world's best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y's digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.

Ailey Icons Host Exclusive Workshops And Panels In Celebration Of 60th Anniversary Photo Ailey Icons Host Exclusive Workshops And Panels In Celebration Of 60th Anniversary
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2018

In celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th Anniversary, Ailey Extension invites people to experience the life, legacy, and artistry of Alvin Ailey through intimate panels and workshops led by his illustrious former dancers. Sylvia Waters will moderate the Growing Up with Alvin Ailey Legacy Panel on December 10, featuring former Ailey stars Sarita Allen, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, and Desmond Richardson as they share personal stories, individual experiences, and life lessons learned during their tenure dancing for the legendary founder. On January 5, what would have been Alvin Ailey's 88th birthday, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison leads an exclusive Celebrating Alvin Ailey Workshop to share cherished memories of Mr. Ailey and teach some of his most well-known choreography.

Ailey's 60th Anniversary Opening Night Gala Benefit Launches Five-Week Holiday Engage Photo Ailey's 60th Anniversary Opening Night Gala Benefit Launches Five-Week Holiday Engagement At New York City Center
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2018

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th Anniversary holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with a star-studded Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, with iconic film stars Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson as honorary chairs. Prudential Financial received the Ailey Legacy Honor for their generous support and commitment to Ailey, especially its education and community programs. The award was presented by Battle and Christopher Taylor, an alumnus of the inaugural AileyCamp Newark (2011) and a current scholarship student at The Ailey School, and accepted by Lata Reddy, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Impact at Prudential Financial.

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