The Joan Weill Center for Dance

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Brick Underground - I Live Next To A World-Class Dance Institution. It Changed By Sons' Lives

Brick Underground - I Live Next To A World-Class Dance Institution. It Changed By Sons' Lives

When Lucy wanted to find a place in her Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood to send her two young and very active boys, she didn’t have to look very far. Her family lives next to Alvin Ailey, the famous dance school. At the time, she had no idea what a big impact weekly dance lessons would make on her sons’ lives, or how the culture and discipline of dance would shape them as teens who are now in high school. Here’s Lucy’s story.

New York 1 News - Spotlight NY: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

New York 1 News - Spotlight NY: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Ruschell Boone looks at the history of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater with current and former artistic directors Robert Battle and Judith Jamison. They also discuss the 60th season, which is having performances at New York City Center through December 30th.

Town & Country - Billionaire Businesswoman Elaine Wynn Makes a Major Donation to Alvin Ailey

Elaine Wynn admits she knew nothing about dance the first time she saw the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. "It made something come alive in a way for me," Wynn recalls. "I saw the extraordinary work of the brilliant Alvin Ailey and I thought, look at this unique, new, American, authentic dance form. I was inspired, and from then on I tried to find the company whenever I could."

The New York Times - Arts, Briefly

The New York Times - Arts, Briefly

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.

New York Magazine - The Glass Stampede

As this last great building boom winds down, our architecture critic asks: does the new see-through city look better or worse than the one it replaced? A building-by-builing survey.

Revelations: the Joan Weill Center for Dance

The new home of nationally acclaimed Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, on the corner of West 55th Street and 9th Avenue in Manhattan's Clinton District, is a modest glass and brick structure designed to reveal the dancing within.

Turning Points

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater held its own version of a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Wednesday to officially inaugurate the opening of its Joan Weill Center for Dance.

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