Hosted by Power 105.1 FM Radio Personality Malikha Mallette
Friday, October 9, 2009 thru Sunday October 11, 2009
THE AILEY CITIGROUP THEATER
405 WEST 55TH ST. (Corner of 9th Ave. )
On Friday, October 9, 2009 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, The legacy of the male choreographic voice will be celebrated as part of the 2009 New York City Season of ”Re-Generate”, performed by two dynamic dance companies, DANCE IQUAIL! and the VON HOWARD PROJECT. These two burgeoning companies, diverse with their collective ensemble of talented dancers and on-the-edge choreography, will premiere three days of astonishing dance pieces from artistic directors Iquail Shaheed, founder of DANCE IQUAIL! and Christian von Howard, founder of the VON HOWARD PROJECT.
The opening night Gala, hosted by Power 105.1 radio personality Malikha Mallette, will also feature the choreographic works by seasoned professionals and contemporary dance innovators Germaul Barnes, Nicholas Leichter, Ray Mercer, and Christopher Ralph. The Gala performance will be underscored with the historically poignant anecdotes of guest speakers Gus Solomons, jr., Dyane Harvey-Salaam, and Aubrey Lynch, II. VIP guests and patrons will enjoy a pre-cocktail reception at 7:00pm, followed by the kick-off performance at 8:00pm. A post-performance party of dancing and music fueled by the wonderfully rich vocal tones of Jazz/R & B vocalist and Broadway veteran Ty Stephens, will close out this not to be missed evening of dance.
Ticket Information: October 9, 2009 – Gala tickets are $40.00 – $80.00 and regular performance tickets for October 10-11, 2009 are $20.00 General Admission – $12 Student/Senior, both available now for purchase at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/76710 or make a reservation at 800 -765-7198.
For more information on DANCE IQUAIL and the VON HOWARD PROJECT, please log on to http://www.danceiquail.org and http://www.vonhowardproject.com
“It is crucial that the current and future generation of choreographers and dancers hold fast the blood, sweat, tears and steadfast dedication that our mentors have laid down before us, states Shaheed and Von Howard, “we did not make it this far on our merits alone. We continue to walk the footprints of the pioneers who created the foundation for our artistic freedoms.”
Proceeds from the Gala will help to ensure the continued growth and vitality of all programs – from the creation of new works to the development of outreach programs and educational series for talented young dancers and choreographers in the community.