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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Calvin and E.J.

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.14.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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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The Earned Income Ratio

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.29.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Over a period of years, I found that the earned income ratio has lost its place in the pantheon of useful arts management concepts and was rarely discussed by board members or arts managers. But recently, the concept is making a comeback.

The Opening of the Smith Center

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

What is especially exciting is that the rationale for the Center has little to do with the millions of people who travel to Las Vegas every year to enjoy the hotels, gambling and shows for which Las Vegas has become famous.

DPS Unites The City In Dance

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.04.2012 | Detroit

For 70 years, Detroit students have been gliding and spinning together in the annual All-City Dance Concert. This Thursday evening, the spring traditi...

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...

Alvin Ailey Dance Show Gets Audience Out Of Their Seats

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 03.04.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Imagine you're in the audience at, say, "Swan Lake," and the ballerinas you've been watching suddenly swoop over to your seat, envelo...

French Guiana Dancer Yannick Lebrun Finds "Home" In New Alvin Ailey Production Premiering on World AIDS Day

Grace Aneiza Ali | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Grace Aneiza Ali

On December 1, Yannick Lebrun joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the world premiere of "Home," an evocative piece inspired by stories of people living with or affected by HIV.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Alvin Ailey's New Artistic Director Is Raising The Barre With His Modernized Repertory

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.24.2011 | Black Voices

"The crux of every work is the transition," choreographer Rennie Harris said, reflecting on his new work, "Home," dance in general, and -- almost unwi...