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2013-06-04 12:26:25

Narrated by Bill T. Jones, the film features rare performance footage & candid conversations with many luminaries of dance NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Winner of Best Documentary at both the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the Dance Camera West Festival in Los Angeles, Dancing at Jacob's Pillow: Never Stand Still will have its television premiere on THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, July 26 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (Logo:...

2013-03-12 12:25:43

-Major Festival Salutes Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater and African American Cultural Traditions- LOS ANGELES, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of the upcoming Los Angeles engagement of Alvin Ailey(®)( )American Dance Theater, The Music Center announced it will present RockaYourSoul: LA's Celebration of Gospel, Dance and Ailey, a free, multi-dimensional cultural experience inspired by the rich heritage of the African American community, which lets...

2012-11-15 12:26:24

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beloved ABT principal Julie Kent, Ailey powerhouse Renee Robinson, acclaimed dance critic Anna Kisselgoff, and tap dance legend Dianne Walker will all grace the stage at The Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th St) in Manhattan on Monday, December 3, 2012 as they're honored at this year's prestigious Dance Magazine Awards. Judith Jamison presents the award to Robinson, who takes her final bow after 30 years with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater...

2012-02-02 16:26:00

Performances from February 2 to May 27 in 27 Cities Reach Back into Ailey Tradition and Stretch Out in New Directions featuring Ailey's Extraordinary Dancers in a Diverse Array of Acclaimed Premieres, New Productions and Repertory Favorites NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as a vital American "Cultural Ambassador to the World," will visit 27 cities in the United States and Canada from February 2nd to...

2011-10-06 11:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will kick-off a five-week New York season on November 30th with a star-studded gala benefit at New York City Center that begins an exciting new era led by Artistic Director Robert Battle. Honorary Chairs for the special evening are First Lady Michelle Obama and the legendary model Iman. Nine-time Grammy Award-winner John Legend will join Ailey's Alicia Graf Mack in an exclusive live performance of "If It's...

2010-04-29 10:52:00

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judith Jamison announced that her mantle as Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will pass to Robert Battle, a fast-rising choreographer who has created ballets for the Ailey company and Ailey II since 1999 and served as an artist-in-residence with The Ailey School. Mr. Battle, 37, will be the third person to head the company since its founding by Alvin Ailey in 1958. He will serve side-by-side with Ms. Jamison as Artistic...

2010-02-04 09:00:00

Costume from Alvin Ailey Joins the Museum's Permanent Collection WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a special ceremony tonight at The Kennedy Center, Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, will donate her costume from the 1975 ballet, The Mooche, to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The dazzling red dress, designed by Randy Barcelo, was worn by Jamison during the ballet created as part of Alvin Ailey's legendary...

2010-01-21 14:17:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In celebration of February's Black History Month, Nordstrom will offer customers a new compilation CD entitled Big Swing: African-American Legends of the Big Band Era. The Nordstrom-exclusive CD will feature handpicked jazz songs recorded by iconic "big band" swing performers including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Jordan and Billie Holiday. Beginning Feb. 1, the CD will be available for purchase for $18.95 in all Nordstrom...

2009-03-31 19:46:00

Artistic legacy captured in stunning short film conceived by Target's Agency MINNEAPOLIS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Target continues to push its reputation as a design-centric retailer that gives back to its community and supports the arts with the latest effort in its successful "Art For All" campaign. The newest iteration of the effort is a short film titled Art Celebrates, honoring 50 years of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT). Target's Minneapolis-based agency, Catalyst...

2009-03-17 12:00:00

The Largest Single Gift in Los Angeles Dance History Will Sustain and Revitalize the Center's World-Class Program and Introduce 'Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center' LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Local officials and leaders of Los Angeles' arts community today joined to celebrate the $20 million gift to the Music Center of Los Angeles County by the Glorya Kaufman Dance Foundation. Named in honor of Kaufman, "Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center" will allow...