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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Highlights of 2022 New York City Center Season November 30 - December 24

NEW YORK — August 30, 2022 — Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center’s Principal Dance Company and America’s cultural ambassador to the world, announces highlights of its always-anticipated annual season at New York City Center. Returning to its “home” theater for four weeks from November 30 - December 24, 2022, the Ailey company presents a world premiere by Kyle Abraham, the company premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Roy’s Joys, and a new production of Alvin Ailey’s Survivors. Programs also features the Company’s City Center premieres of Paul Taylor’s DUET and Jamar Roberts’ In a Sentimental Mood. Beginning with a one-night-only Opening Night Gala special program on November 30, the season showcases over a half dozen classic works by founder Alvin Ailey, including the always-inspiring must-see masterpiece Revelations.

Ailey Moves NYC! Free Summer Dance Celebration Delivers Dance To The People In All Five Boroughs July 23 - August 1, 2022

New York, NY, July 6, 2022—Embracing people everywhere in the city that is its home, the Ailey organization presents Ailey Moves NYC! a summer celebration with free outdoor events throughout all five boroughs, July 23 – August 1, 2022. Featuring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, Ailey Extension—which provides dance and fitness classes for all experience levels—and Ailey Arts In Education programs, Ailey Moves NYC! offers performances, dance classes, Revelations workshops, and screenings of Jamila Wignot’s acclaimed 2021 documentary Ailey.

Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit At Lincoln Center On Thursday, June 16 Celebrates Robert Battle's 10th Anniversary With One-Night-Only Performance & Party

New York – May 24, 2022 – The centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Lincoln Center engagement is the Ailey Spirit Gala on Thursday, June 16. The one-night-only benefit honors Verizon, one of the nation’s leading and largest technology companies, for their generous funding and steadfast support of Ailey’s vital community and education programs, including AileyCamp, a transformative, full-scholarship summer day camp that uses dance as a means to help youth stretch their minds, bodies, and spirits. Verizon’s Vice President of Public Policy and longstanding member of Ailey’s Board of Trustees Anthony A. Lewis will accept the honor during an onstage presentation by Ailey Artistic Director Robert Battle. The evening’s Honorary Chair is Grammy® Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning actress, singer and producer Cynthia Erivo, most recently seen in Apple TV+’s anthology series Roar.

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Washington Life Magazine - Alvin Ailey D.C. Gala

Dedicated to D.C. : A few months after its performance at the Kennedy Center, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater held its Washington Gala at Wolf Trap and raised nearly $850,000 to benefit local programs and scholarships for area students to attend The Ailey School in New York City. Guests enjoyed drinks and dinner in heavenly spring weather. Artistic Director Robert Battle and Board Member/Event Chairwoman Sela Collins spoke to an audience of more than 200.

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New York Daily News - Alvin Ailey Dance Company To Host Free Events In All 5 Boroughs For 10 Days

The heat is on in New York, but Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is giving New Yorkers plenty of reason to get outside. The iconic dance company is kicking off a series of free outdoor events throughout all five boroughs from Saturday through Aug. 1. Called “Ailey Moves NYC,” the 10-day summer celebration will include performances by the company, classes, workshops, and screenings of Jamila Wignot’s acclaimed 2021 documentary “Ailey.”

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Essence - How Attending Alvin Ailey's Opening Night Gala Reminded Me About The Beauty Of Black People

Our editor attended Ailey’s Opening Night Gala in NYC and This is a personal account about her experience: The night of the Alvin Ailey Opening Night Gala was not only a beautiful piece of nostalgia following their return to the stage after two years, but a reminder that COVID had completely ripped me from my sense of personal style. Though the invitation clearly read “gala,” I found myself consistently second, third, and fourth guessing my choices of outfits, fragrance, lip color, and shoes. Anyone who knows me personally can attest to the fact that casualwear is my best friend – mom jeans, an oversized tee and some kicks are typically my way to go. But don’t let the clean Air Forces fool you; I can put a piece together in a hot second.