The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is raising the roof: It held a ceremonial "roof-breaking" performance on Tuesday to celebrate the beginning of a $25 million construction project that will add three more stories of studios, classrooms and offices to its Manhattan home.
The Ailey II Dance Company is back in Baltimore for one day only and will take the stage at Towson University this weekend. Ailey dancers Jessica and Courtney and the Artistic Director Troy Powell joins us to tell you about the show.
The Baltimore Sun - It's Homecoming For 2 Baltimore-Area Dancers As Ailey II Performs At Towson University
First, Jessica Amber Pinkett wanted ballet shoes. Then a tutu and a tiara. At age 4, dance lessons.
When Alvin Ailey founded his modern dance company in 1958, with the idea of reflecting the African American experience on stage, he could never had imagined that it would become one of his country's pre-eminent cultural exports. And it is international tours, such as the one that was launched in London on Tuesday, that have helped to set the seal on the troupe's amazing success.
A recent New York Times article declare that US dancer Jeroboam Bozeman is "having a breakout season." The same could be said of ballet as a whole, particularly when it comes to the visibility of black dancers.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater are back in the UK for the first time in six years, including two shows at the Royal Concert Hall. Kelly Apter speaks to dancer Linda Celeste Sims.
What does it mean to be an American woman in 2016? Each of the women on the net 50 pages has her own glorious, gutsy, utterly unique answer. And they'll define themselves, thanks.
New York Amsterdam News - Former AileyCamper, Now Ailey Member Solomon Dumas Affirms Program's Value
Thursday, Aug. 11, more than 100 youngsters will take the stage at Hostos Center for Arts & Culture for a festive performance that caps their six-week summer at CAS/AileyCamp New York. They will showcase skills nurtured by the innovative program that combines dance and classes in creative communication and personal development to give kids ages 11 to 14 tools that help them reach their full potential by encouraging self-awareness, self-esteem and discipline.
The next at-home barre workout comes from Sarita Allen, a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Sarita founded Ailey Barre in 2015 and teaches the class to students of all levels at Ailey Extension in New York City.
The final installment of the “Untitled America,” by the choreographer and MacArthur fellow Kyle Abraham, will have its premiere during the coming Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater season, which runs from Nov. 30 through Dec. 31.