Endurance, survival, getting through troubled times: the program that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Wednesday focused on crucial life lessons - some of them grim.
Solomon Dumas is nervous about dancing in Chicago. As a new member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, based in New York City, the twenty-eight-year-old Dumas did not get stage fright on a recent European tour, where he performed in Denmark and Switzerland, nor in the other cities where he performed on a nationwide domestic tour that has brought him, finally, back to his roots.
The Alvin Ailey Dancers are poetry in motion, and some of their grace and power is from South Florida. Jamar Roberts is a shining star with the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, but his dance career started here in SoFlo, where this dynamic dancer graduated from the New World School of the Arts.
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.
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 Programming For New York City Center Season, November 30 - December 31, 2016
NEW YORK – August 4, 2016 — Alvin 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. In his sixth season as Artistic Director, Robert Battle leads Ailey’s 32 renowned dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle Announces Two-Week Lincoln Center Engagement June 10 – 21
Alvin 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 10 – 21, 2015.
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.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Returns To Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater With Four Programs During A Two-Week 15-Performance Engagement From June 11 To 22, 2014
Exceptional opening includes free Revelations Celebration on the Plaza workshop and Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit with Honorary Chair Vanessa Williams and performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School, and AileyCampers together for the first time ever on the Koch stage.
Ailey Opens Two-Week Season At Lincoln Center On Wednesday, June 11th With Free Revelations Celebration Workshop On The Plaza And One-Night-Only Ailey Spirit Gala
For first time ever rising stars of Ailey II, The Ailey School and AileyCamp join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on David H. Koch Theater stage followed by a dance party with musical styling of special guest DJ M.O.S. Vanessa Williams serves as Honorary Chair of the gala benefit for scholarships and Arts In Education programs serving area students.