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Masazumi Chaya Press Coverage

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May 09, 2014
As the associate artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark this weekend, Masazumi Chaya can drop into the studio anytime and watch any rehearsal he pleases.
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Directors, Repertory, Dancers, Masazumi Chaya
February 14, 2014
Masazumi Chaya was expected to follow his parents' footsteps in medicine but was drawn to theater. After graduating from high school, he worked as a dresser for film and TV star ferry Ito, who encouraged him to study singing, acting, and dance.
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey Organization, Leadership, Directors, Masazumi Chaya, Masazumi Chaya
December 25, 2013
The voice on the phone belonged to Masazumi Chaya, the associate artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and he had a startling proposition. Would she - Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, 55 years old, former Ailey superstar and current artificial-hip owner - come out of retirement to dance at a special performance on New Year's Eve?
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Directors, Repertory, Dancers, Robert Battle, Masazumi Chaya, Revelations, Jamar Roberts
December 06, 2013
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater associate artistic director Masazumi Chaya had quite a bit of catching up to do when he moved to the United States from Japan.
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey Organization, Leadership, Directors, Masazumi Chaya, Masazumi Chaya
December 06, 2013
When Robert Battle, the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, addressed the audience on opening night at New York City Center, he brought a prop along with him: a seat belt. "Next year," he joked, "we're going to sell them in the gift shop."
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey Organization, Special Events, Leadership, Opening Night Galas, Directors, Repertory, Dancers, Masazumi Chaya, Robert Battle, Robert Battle, Masazumi Chaya, Revelations, Alicia Graf Mack , Bennett Rink, Chroma
December 05, 2010
Dec. 1: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrated 50 years of its signature work, "Revelations," and Joan H. Weill's 10th anniversary as board chairwoman.
Categories: The Ailey Organization, Special Events, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Opening Night Galas, Directors, Dancers, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, Masazumi Chaya, Marcus Jarrell Willis, Rachael McLaren, Ghrai DeVore, Demetia Hopkins-Greene, Jermaine Terry
May 01, 2010
AAADT's Associate Artistic Director keeps the repertory sharp.
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey Organization, Leadership, Directors, Masazumi Chaya, Masazumi Chaya
January 01, 2006
Nothing defines a dance company likes its repertory.
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey Organization, Leadership, Directors, Masazumi Chaya, Masazumi Chaya
November 08, 2004
In a well-known segment of Alvin Ailey's signature dance, ''Revelations,'' performed to the spiritual ''Wade in the Water,'' dancers wave swaths of billowy blue fabric to simulate a river.
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey School, The Ailey Organization, Directors and Faculty, Directors, Denise Jefferson, Masazumi Chaya, Masazumi Chaya
December 01, 1994
A veteran member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands guard over company standards.
Categories: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Ailey Organization, Leadership, Directors, Masazumi Chaya, Masazumi Chaya