On February 2, 2016, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, shared its inspiring artistry with audiences during a 20-city North American tour started tonight at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s New York City Center engagement is one of the Company’s “most exciting seasons yet” (Metro), and the thrill continues as the holidays approach.
On Friday, December 4th, Grammy-award winning singer and Harlem fave Lauryn Hill was in attendance for the debut of the powerful work. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater unveiling of Robert Battle’s Awakening, first world premiere since becoming Artistic Director at the New York City Center.
Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with an Opening Night Gala Benefit.
By Nicole Moore When most people think about Malcolm X they immediately think of Black manhood leading to associations of Black power tied exclusively to the work of Black men.
By Walter Rutledge On Tuesday, December 17, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented Celebrating Matthew Rushing an evening of dance honoring Mathew Rushing’s twenty-year association with the company.
By Lil Nickelson As I mature I’m starting to get more like my late maternal grandmother, Mrs. Lola Jackson, by going to services for people I didn’t personally know and it is getting spooky folks.
By Walter Rutledge On May 3rd, Ailey At The Apollo, the spring benefit gala, returned to Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater.
By Walter Rutledge Ailey II has evolved into a formidable force in the modern dance community. The company is presently experiencing unparallel success having recently completed a 49-city tour spanning both North America and Europe. The professional work ethic is a combination of a nurturing dance symposium, and boot camp.
By Walter Rutledge The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater begins a five-week season on December 1, 2010 at the New York City Center. The season will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Revelation, the masterwork choreographed by company founder Alvin Ailey. In preparation of this milestone the Ailey school’s department of Arts In Education and Community…
By Walter Rutledge The 1,2,3 Festival at the Joyce Theatre presented three dance companies over twelve days. Ailey II, Taylor 2 and ABT II took to the stage on alternating days, and on the weekends splitting matinee and evening performances (a testament to the professionalism of the Joyce Theatre staff and crew). Following a shared…