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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Rocka My Soul

Robert Koehler | Posted 03.19.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Koehler

This great inner wanting yearned for a freedom we don't much talk about these days, in our relative affluence and comfort, but the music and the movement of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with its roots in Africa, in Gospel revival -- in growing up black in America -- went so much deeper than that.

Alvin Ailey Showed Me How to Fly

Timothy Tukes | Posted 02.18.2015 | College
Timothy Tukes

I can recognize how that would be unnerving to some people. Most people don't know what self-love is and even fewer practice it. Sitting alone at lunch before the Alvin Ailey show was a stand for me, a form of personal activism.

Ailey Dancers and the Kids With Disabilities: "If A Finger Can Move, They're a Part of It"

Michael Levin | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Michael Levin

Three dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater made their annual appearance at the Cotting School, New England's oldest and best-known school for young people with special needs.

Alvin Ailey Unveils World Premiere, Odetta

Isa Freeling | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Wednesday night saw an array of beautiful luminaries including: the still handsome Harry Belafonte, the ever talented Ruben Santiago Hudson, and the magnificent Jessye Norman (to name just a few) came out to see the world premiere of Odetta.

Brava Joan Weill!

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

An ideal board, of course, requires an ideal chair: someone who has the wisdom and passion and collaborative spirit and leadership skills to run the board and coordinate with the artistic and administrative staff.

'Dance on the Lawn' -- Community Dance Festival Sets Standard

Adria Rolnik | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

I had the privilege recently to attend a dance festival a bit different from the norm -- not one produced by an established organization, or part of a regional effort, or one of the well known dance festivals found in nearby New York City

The Mid-Sized Gift

Michael Kaiser | Posted 10.04.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Working with so many arts organizations that are facing financial challenges, I often hear board and staff discussion about the need for a mega-gift. "If only we had an angel" is a common refrain in the boardrooms of troubled institutions.

Calvin and E.J.

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

The tour bus was our refuge. We drank and played games and ate bad food and talked and talked, deep into the night. We got to know each other extremely well.

My Life With Alvin Ailey

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As I count down the number of days left until I leave the Kennedy Center, I am getting nostalgic about my entire career. No one producing arts organization has had a bigger impact on my life than the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Cultural Ambassadors to the World

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 04.15.2014 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

Known for its mix of classical ballet and modern dance, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey, during a time when African-Americans had little access to classical dance.

It's Time to Celebrate

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

We hear so much about a few, high profile arts bankruptcies that the conventional wisdom has it that every arts organization is in trouble. This has repercussions for all of us who manage, or care about, arts organizations.

Legendary Alvin Ailey Dancer Returns

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 12.18.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — When Matthew Rushing was a young boy growing up in Inglewood, Calif., his mother was concerned he might fall prey to the gang violen...

LOOK: Gabby Gets Gorgeous In Green

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.05.2013 | Black Voices

"Being Mary Jane" actress, Gabrielle Union, was just being downright gorgeous Wednesday night while attending the 2013 Alvin Ailey American Dance Thea...

The Power of a Special Campaign

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.31.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have become increasingly convinced that special, targeted fundraising campaigns can be effective ways to galvanize board and staff and to ratchet up the level of fundraising.

Their Love Story Will Inspire You

Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

As the U.S. Supreme Court deliberated the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, dancers Antonio Douthit and...

Back For More

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — When Robert Battle first arrived at New York's Lincoln Center years ago, he was a dance student with a scholarship to Juilliard. On h...

Beyond The Four Corners

Ronald K. Brown | Posted 08.11.2013 | Arts
Ronald K. Brown

Last year, I received a call from Robert Battle, Artistic Director for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. He shared with me that the comp...

Alvin Ailey Comes to Town and You Shouldn't Miss It

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.19.2013 | Los Angeles
Danai P. Maraire

If you've never had the chance to experience this particular dance company, there is no time like the present to discover what I already know: There is nothing like it.

Six Picks for the Week Ahead from The Family Savvy

Sarah Bowman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Sarah Bowman

From a citywide bike tour to a Dino Fair to six shows at The Music Center with Alvin Ailey, this week is chock-full of delightful spring ideas for the family.

LOOK: Alvin Ailey Returns To Miami

| Posted 02.21.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Artburst Miami. By Catherine Hollingsworth Following last year’s much-hyped performance under the new direction of Mi...

WATCH: Alvin Ailey Tackles Human Trafficking

Posted 02.01.2013 | Black Voices

From a young man's reckoning with a diagnosis of HIV ("Home," 2011) to the story of African-American faith and tenacity from slavery to freedom ("Reve...

My Visit to Penumbra Theatre

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.24.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have been anxious about the precarious nature of this country's arts organizations of color; it is ironic that while minorities are becoming a majority and playing increasingly important political roles, arts organizations of color are at a low ebb.

WATCH: The Diet Secrets Of An Alvin Ailey Dancer: Revealed

Posted 01.09.2013 | Black Voices

It isn't easy being beautiful and svelte and utterly agile. But the men and women of the Alvin Ailey American Dancer Theater make it look like it is. ...

Photographing Alvin Ailey's Dance Gala

Christopher Duggan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

2012-12-03-ScreenShot20121203at2.25.55PM.pngAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater hosts gorgeous and energetic galas at New York City Center every year.

Choreographing Another Night

Kyle Abraham | Posted 01.26.2013 | Arts
Kyle Abraham

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