Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will share its unparalleled artistry with audiences from coast to coast during a 19-city U.S. tour starting this Friday, February 3rd, in Philadelphia, PA. On February 7th, a week-long engagement at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. kicks off as part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center’s yearlong programming initiative marking the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth and legacy.
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Program For Return To Arsht Center Stage February 23 - 26
Today, Artistic Director Robert Battle announces programming for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s return by popular demand to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for five performances from Thursday, February 23 through Sunday, February 26, 2017. In conjunction with his visit home to Miami this week, he is also pleased to share news about the opportunity for local students to attend The Ailey School in New York City, thanks to the establishment of two Ailey Awakening Summer Intensive Scholarships supported by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Performance Schedule for New York City Center Season December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater recognized as a vital “American Cultural Ambassador” to the world and New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage for the 43rd consecutive year from December 3, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
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Hope Boykin, long-time member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returned to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in January, wondering if she’d have the same rendezvous with inspiration she’d had two years earlier. She’d just taught a master class at the museum, part of the Ailey company’s new Destination Dance initiative to offer year-round local programming in partnership with several Atlanta cultural organizations.
For 17 years, the North Carolina native has been giving us the ‘theatrical experience’ that has made the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater one of the most celebrated dance companies in the world. If you’ve ever seen Hope Boykin dance onstage, you’ve witnessed modern dance at its finest.
When Hope Boykin last visited WABE, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater veteran was starring as Odetta, the woman often referred to as "the voice of the Civil Rights movement," in a world premiere piece by Matthew Rushing. Now, as Boykin prepares to return to Atlanta, she’s bringing a work of her own to the Fox Theatre’s stage.