Alvin Ailey’s Robert Battle Talks At Build

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s mission is to further the pioneering vision of the choreographer, dancer and cultural leader Alvin Ailey by building an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, training and education, and community programs for all people. Continue Reading →

Congrats To Carmen de Lavallade And Others At The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala

Congratulations to 2017 Kennedy Center honoree the fabulous Carmen de Lavallade at the 40th annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala who wore American designer B Michael A M E R I C A couture dress. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Opening Night Gala Benefit In NY (Photographs)

Last night, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s holiday season at New York City Center kicked off with a star-studded Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and party that honored Ailey Board President Debra L. Lee (Chairman and Chief Executive Office of BET Networks) for her support of the Ailey organization since 2002. Continue Reading →

NYC Votes To Repeal 91-year-old Law Banning Dancing In Bars From Harlem To Hollis

Cut loose! New York City lawmakers voted Tuesday to legalize dancing in bars, repealing a 91-year-old law that banned boogieing at most city nightspots. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey Short Film On Paris Street Debuts In Celebration Of United Nations

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is pleased to announce Rue Montorgueil, a joyful short film that sprang to life on a bustling Parisian street when Ailey company members performed with local dancers. Continue Reading →

NJCU Presents ‘AnJamison’ With Judith Jamison From The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New Jersey City University (NJCU) will present an evening with Judith Jamison – the iconic dancer, choreographer and Artistic Director Emeritus of the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation Opens The Elaine Wynn & Family Education Wing

At a festive ribbon-cutting, celebrated on the evening of October 18, leaders of the Ailey organization joined with dancers, students, donors, and friends from New York City’s dance community to open The Elaine Wynn & Family Education Wing, a 10,000-square-foot expansion of Ailey’s permanent home, The Joan Weill Center for Dance. Continue Reading →

Expansion, World Premiere, Alvin Ailey Reaches New Heights This Season

This fall, Ailey announces exciting highlights and achievements: a new wing will allow for more classes for students of The Ailey School and Ailey Extension at New York’s largest building dedicated to dance. Continue Reading →

The Limón Dance Company Dances Into City College Center In Harlem

The enduring legacy of pioneering dancer-choreographer José Limón will be feted at Aaron Davis Hall as the Limón Dance Company brings two of his most acclaimed works to Harlem audiences for the first time during a 7:00 p.m. program on Tuesday, October 24. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Norma “Queen Of Swing” Miller, 1919 – (Video)

Norma Miller, born December 2, 1919 -, is a Lindy hop dancer known as the “Queen of Swing”. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns To City Center – You Going?

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater’s stage from November 29th – December 31st, 2017. Continue Reading →

Chicago’s Hiplet Channels The Dance Theatre Of Harlem And The A$AP Mob

In 1994, Homer Hans Bryant — dancer, instructor, and founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center — did something most classically trained performers would roll their eyes at. Continue Reading →

Herbert “Whitey” White Exported The Lindy Hop From Harlem To The World (Video)

Herbert “Whitey” White (that’s him above in the white tie and white streak in his hair), a former bouncer (and ex-prize fighter) at the [easyazon_link identifier=”0813035171″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Savoy Ballroom[/easyazon_link] exported the Lindy Hop from Harlem to dance halls around the world. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Extraordinary Dancers Launch New Season, Inspiring Audiences Everywhere

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater launches an exciting new season at New York City Center from November 29 – December 31, 2017, before traveling from coast to coast during a 21-city North American Tour from January – May 2018. Continue Reading →

Something Positive At The 24th Annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2017 (Updated)

Join Something Positive (founded by longtime Harlem fave Cheryl Byron) at the 24th annual Harlem Meer Performance Festival 2017 brings the best Harlem talent in music and dance at the Harlem Meer in Central Park! Continue Reading →