Alvin Ailey Announces NYC Center Season 2016

Alvin+Ailey+American+Dance+Theater's+Jacqueline+Green+in+Alvin+Ailey's+Revelations.+Photo+by+Paul+Kolnik._4159d895-290b-41f2-8183-346d050b630b-prvAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage from November 30th – December 31st, 2016.  Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Tours The World 2016

alvin ailey gala1Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as “a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,” returns to the United Kingdom, Lausanne, Switzerland, and Copenhagen, Denmark to perform a dozen ballets from September 6 – October 30, 2016. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations” Movie At Lincoln Center

alvin ailey gala1This is your chance to witness an iconic masterpiece of American dance, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” Continue Reading →

The 2016 Ailey Spirit Gala Launches Two-Week Lincoln Center Season

Cicely Tyson and B Michael2Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2016 Lincoln Center engagement kicked off with a star-studded Ailey Spirit Gala on Wednesday, June 8th. Continue Reading →

Alvin Ailey’s Fab 2-Week Engagement At Lincoln Center

Paul KoknikAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 8th – 19th, 2016.  Continue Reading →

Lincoln Center Great American Dance Film Screenings For Schools Coming For Free In May

Alvin+Ailey+American+Dance+Theater 1This May, in its ongoing commitment to making great art available to all, Lincoln Center will give teachers in New York City schools the opportunity to introduce their students to outstanding dance performances when it brings screenings from its new Great American Dance series, free of charge, to Harlem in Manhattan and the remaining four boroughs. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Alvin Ailey Dance Theater National Tour Opens

alvin ailey gala1On February 2, 2016Alvin 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. Continue Reading →

Celebrate The Holidays And Ring In The New Year With Ailey

Alvin+Ailey+American+Dance+Theater 1Alvin 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. Continue Reading →

Lauryn Hill At Alvin Ailey’s ‘Awakening,’ Debut At New York City Center

ailey at nyc1On 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.   Continue Reading →

Ailey 2015: Activism Through Art

Jeroboam Bozeman and Chalvar Monteiro in Rennie Harris' 'Exodus.' Photo by Paul Kolnik

Jeroboam Bozeman and Chalvar Monteiro in Rennie Harris’ ‘Exodus.’ Photo by Paul Kolnik

By Dontré L. Conerly

Like so many others responding to the current tensions in our country, the Alvin Ailey company added its voice to the swell of voices demanding #BlackLivesMatter. Continue Reading →