Kanji Segawa

KANJI SEGAWA (Kanagawa, Japan) began his dance training with his mother Erika Akoh, studying ballet with Kan Horiuchi and Ju Horiuchi in Tokyo. In 1997 Mr. Segawa came to the U.S. under the Japanese Government Artist Fellowship to train at The Ailey School. He was a member of Ailey II from 2000 to 2002 and Battleworks from 2002 to 2010. Mr. Segawa worked extensively with Mark Morris from 2004 to 2011, appearing with Mark Morris Dance Group and as a principal dancer in John Adams’ Nixon in China at The Metropolitan Opera. He is a master teacher and choreographs for companies and educational institutions. His work Future premiered during Ailey’s 2021 Virtual Spirit Gala. Since 1999, Mr. Segawa has been Creative Associate for Jessica Lang, assisting her creations for companies including American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Washington Ballet, and The National Ballet of Japan. Mr. Segawa joined the Company in 2011.  www.kanjisegawa.com

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Ailey All Access Returns With A Fall Series Of Free Digital Broadcasts August 25 - November 17

New York, NY – August 25, 2021 – The Ailey organization resumes Ailey All Access with a fall series of free programs from August 25 – November 17 in advance of the much-anticipated return to the New York City Center stage for live performances this December. The online initiative, which has built community and celebrated the indomitable human spirit through dance since March 2020, features presentations of performance broadcasts, Ailey Extension dance and fitness classes, and more.

Ailey Spring Gala Virtual Broadcast Celebrates Hope, Promise And The Future On Thursday, June 24 at 7:30pm EDT

New York – June 8, 2021 – The Ailey organization springs into summer with the Ailey Spring Gala virtual broadcast celebrating Hope, Promise and the Future on June 24 at 7:30pm EDT, an exceptional culmination of the Ailey All Access online performance series inspiring millions around the world. Presenting a special homage to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., appearances will include guest of honor Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, Congressman James E. Clyburn and Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama along with performances from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and gifted young dancers from The Ailey School.

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The New York Times - At Ailey’s Gala, Different Kinds Of Hope

Uplift is what people expect from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And so its no surprise that for its spring gala – this spring all springs – the company focused explicitly on themes of hope, promise and future. What’s pledged is delivered, with much of the rottenness that comes with reliability. But the Ailey company’s official hope doesn’t entirely eclipse a more troubled and therefore more trustworthy kind, supplied mostly by the troupe’s increasingly important resident choreographer, Jamar Roberts.

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Town & Country - Inside The 2021 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Spring Gala

On Thursday, June 24, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater held its annual Ailey Spring Gala—this year a tribute to Washington, D.C. that drew guests including Michelle Obama, Alicia Keys, Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, and Congressman James E. Clyburn. The evening honored the late Congressman John Lewis and featured three premieres, including “Hope” by Ghrai DeVore-Stokes, “Promise” by Chalvar Monteiro, and “Future” by Kanji Segawa, as well as excerpts from In Memory, a film by Ailey resident choreographer Jamar Roberts and “For Four,” a filmed dance choreographed by artistic director Robert Battle.

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Yomitime - The Ailey Spring Gala: Kanji Segawa’s Future

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of America's leading dance companies, will hold a virtual gala at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 24th, delivered worldwide via the Internet. With the three themes of "Hope," "Promise," and "Future," this gala will feature premiere performances by members of the company, Ailey School students, and special guests.