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History of Alvin Ailey

History of Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931 in Rogers, Texas, where he spent his formative years attending Sunday School and participating in the Baptist Young People’s Union. These pivotal experiences of life in the rural south would later inspire some of Ailey’s most memorable works, including his first ballet, Blues Suite, and the acclaimed masterpiece Revelations.

African Dances

High-spirited, folkloric dances expressing narratives from across the African continent. Fast-paced and rhythmic, these total-body workouts also provide a powerful cultural experience. Live traditional drumming accompanies every class, from beginner...

Afro-Caribbean

Afro-Caribbean

Journey through African and Caribbean folkloric dance traditions, and expand your understanding of their integral role in the development of American dance..

Afro-Caribbean

Afro-Caribbean

Journey through African and Caribbean folkloric dance traditions, and expand your understanding of their integral role in the development of American dance. Classes are available for beginners as well as more experienced students and include Haitian...

After the Rain Pas de Deux

After the Rain Pas de Deux

(2005)   Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon  Music:  Arvo Pärt  An instant hit at New York City Ballet in 2005, Christopher Wheeldon’s dreamlike duet – praised for its sublime simplicity and intricate partnering – is revealed in a fresh light as the ...

Ailey Barre

Ailey Barre

The Ailey Barre class focuses on sculpting the body through barre training to improve flexibility....

Ailey Classics

Ailey Classics

(1971-1988) Choreographer: Alvin Ailey Music: Various Artists   Choreographer: Alvin Ailey Music: Various Artists                                     A new production will be staged of Ailey Classics, a vibrant anthology of highlights from founder Alvin Ailey’s prolific 30-year career — including

Akua Noni Parker

Akua Noni Parker

(Kingston, NC) Akua Noni Parker began dancing at the age of three. She later moved to Wilmington, DE and continued her training at the Academy of the Dance until she graduated high school.

Alchemies

Alchemies

In Alchemies, up-and-coming choreographer Adam Barruch transforms everyday gestures – a reach, an embrace, a finger pointed skyward – into a reverie of human interactions.  While this is a non-narrative work, the dancers’ characters come to the ...

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