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The Alvin Ailey Dance Company

Learning Los Angeles: Lula Washington, Building Cultural Identity Through Dance

Cathy Weiss | Posted 11.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Cathy Weiss

Lula Washington, the co-founder of this modern dance company, is a serious woman. She has a commitment to her community and has fought to create this place to dance. She expects the highest level of integrity and hard work, and she gets it from her students.

Transformative Year

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered historic rulings in the Windsor and Perry cases, overturning the federal denial of recognition to same-sex marriages and restoring marriage equality in California.

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...

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. ...

Alvin Ailey Dance Theater's Breathtaking Opening Night

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.29.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Over at Rockefeller Center they were lighting the Christmas tree, and a few blocks away at New York City Center, another much-cherished ho...

Director Of Alvin Ailey To Resign

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

According to a press release from the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, executive director Sharon Gersten Luckman will step down in 2013 to pursue other p...

Robert Battle Take Judith Jamison's Place In Alvin Ailey Dance Company

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Alvin Ailey's artistic director has announced a successor, a 37-year-old choreographer with a decade-long history with the world-reno...

The Peculiar Limits of Black Society in New York

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 01.14.2013 | New York
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Michael Henry Adams

Is there really such a thing as 'black society'? Many people certainly used to think so! Imagine, today we have one African American president an...