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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates Groundbreaking Founder During 60th Anniversary North American Tour February 1 - May 12, 2019

UPDATED January 31, 2019 (NEW YORK CITY) After an acclaimed five-week holiday season in New York, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will continue its Ailey Ascending 60th Anniversary celebration during a North American tour which kicks off during Black History Month with a February 1st opening in Toronto. On February 5th, a weeklong engagement at The Kennedy Center launches with the 20th Annual Washington, D.C. Gala Benefit to support Ailey's D.C. programs, including the creation of new works, arts-in-education activities, and scholarships to talented young area dancers to attend The Ailey School in New York. Other stops on the 21-city tour include Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston, culminating with a Mother’s Day performance in Newark on May 12th.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Celebrates Six Decades During 20th Annual Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala Benefit At The John F. Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts - Tuesday, February 5

(Washington, D.C.) January 15, 2019 – On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 20th Annual Washington, D.C. Opening Night Gala Benefit kicks off the opening of the renowned Company’s engagement at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Following the 7pm opening program on the Opera House Stage – featuring Rennie Harris’ powerful Lazarus and Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations – Artistic Director Robert Battle will lead dinner and dancing on the Terrace Level of the Kennedy Center in celebration of Ailey’s 60th Anniversary.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th Anniversary Celebration Includes A Return To Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre February 21-24, 2019 As Part Of A 21-City North American Tour

ATLANTA – Updated January 24, 2019 –Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre, February 21 – 24, 2019, as part of a 60th Anniversary North American tour, for six breathtaking performances that promise to uplift, unite and enlighten. Ailey’s 32 incomparable dancers invite Atlantans to join in a celebration of Mr. Ailey through a variety of works celebrating his life and legacy. The engagement also includes a Family Matinee program on Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m., which features a post-performance Q&A with the dancers.

Ailey Icons Host Exclusive Workshops And Panels In Celebration Of 60th Anniversary

(New York) December 6, 2018 – In celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary, Ailey Extension invites people to experience the life, legacy, and artistry of Alvin Ailey through intimate panels and workshops led by his illustrious former dancers. Sylvia Waters will moderate the Growing Up with Alvin Ailey Legacy Panel on December 10, featuring former Ailey stars Sarita Allen, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, and Desmond Richardson as they share personal stories, individual experiences, and life lessons learned during their tenure dancing for the legendary founder. On January 5, what would have been Alvin Ailey’s 88th birthday, Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison leads an exclusive Celebrating Alvin Ailey Workshop to share cherished memories of Mr. Ailey and teach some of his most well-known choreography.

HBO Partners With Ailey To Celebrate Its 60th Anniversary

December 4, 2018 (NEW YORK CITY) – HBO salutes Ailey at 60 with a social media video series to launch during Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 60th Anniversary New York City Center season November 28 – December 30. This tribute video series will introduce new audiences to the Ailey legacy through moving commentary from music, film, and TV stars – Jussie Smollett, Vanessa Williams, Jillian Hervey, and Black Thought – who share how Ailey has inspired their artistry, impacted American culture, and continues to reach people of all ages backgrounds around the globe.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Programming For Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center Engagement Celebrating 60 Years of "Ailey Ascending" From February 14-17, 2019 As Part Of 21-City Tour

NEW YORK – February 4, 2019 — Led by Liberty City native and Artistic Director Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the world’s favorite dance companies, returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County February 14-17, as part of a 21-city U.S. Tour honoring 60 years of Ailey Ascending. Miami native Jamar Roberts, along with 32 of Ailey’s extraordinary dancers, will reveal the power, passion and astonishing beauty that have become a hallmark of the company. Ailey’s Miami engagement is co-presented by the Adrienne Arsht Center as part of the Center’s Knight Masterworks Season - Dance Series, which is offered with support from Knight Foundation.

Renowned Ailey Dancers And Choreographers Lead Workshops At The Ailey Extension In Conjunction With Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Milestone 60th Anniversary New York City Center Season

(New York, NY) October 31, 2018 - In celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s momentous 60th Anniversary, Ailey Extension extends an invitation to dancers of all levels and backgrounds to join workshops by Company dancers and choreographers featured in the New York City Center holiday season (November 28-December 30). Acclaimed Ailey stars Linda Celeste Sims and Jamar Roberts lead Contemporary workshops that will unite Modern dance principles with the exploration of artistic range, and renowned choreographers Rennie Harris and Ronald K. Brown will offer an immersive taste of upcoming season world premieres and their respective signature styles. Ailey Extension workshops are open to participants of all experience levels.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 60th Anniversary Opening Night Gala Benefit Performance And Party - Wednesday, November 28 at 7pm

October 25, 2018 (NEW YORK CITY) – As a centerpiece to its yearlong Ailey Ascending 60th Anniversary celebration and a kickoff to its five-week holiday season, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will host a star-studded gala benefit on Wednesday, November 28th at 7pm, complete with a performance for the ages at New York City Center and party at the New York Hilton Midtown Grand Ballroom. The Honorary Chairs for the evening are screen icons Angela Bassett and Cicely Tyson. Bassett, a Golden Globe Award winner, stars in the hit television series 9-1-1, and was most recently featured in the 2018 blockbusters Black Panther and Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Tyson – known for a myriad of roles across television and film, including Roots, Fried Green Tomatoes, and most recently How to Get Away With Murder – has received three Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and on November 18th will make history as the first black woman to receive an Honorary Academy Award.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Ailey Ascending 60th Anniversary Celebration Includes A Landmark Season At New York City Center November 28 - December 30

October 23, 2018 (NEW YORK CITY) — Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company, returns to the theater’s stage from November 28 – December 30, 2018 for a milestone season. During the Company’s Ailey Ascending 60th Anniversary celebration, Artistic Director Robert Battle leads Ailey’s 32 extraordinary dancers during this five-week holiday engagement that will elevate a legacy of excellence in artistry with premieres by some of today’s most revered and prolific choreographers, including world premieres by Rennie Harris and Ronald K. Brown; a company premiere by Wayne McGregor; a new production of by Robert Battle; the return of a recent premiere by Jessica Lang, and special performances of rarely seen works by Alvin Ailey himself.

Ailey Ascending 60th Anniversary Celebration Continues With Choreography Unlocked October 12-14 & 26-28

September 25, 2018 (NEW YORK CITY) —As part of the “Ailey Ascending” 60th Anniversary celebration, the Choreography Unlocked Festival of performance, conversation, and master classes will take place at Ailey’s home across two weekends – October 12 – 14 & 26- 28. Building on the success of the New Directions Choreography Lab, created by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle in 2011, the festival will elevate The Joan Weill Center for Dance’s role in the community as a hub for creating and presenting new work and fostering the next generation of choreographers.

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