Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at 50
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, a favorite of Center audiences, celebrates its 50th anniversary December 3 with an opening night gala performance at the New York City Center Theater. In honor of the occasion, the Empire State Building will be bathed in gold lights.
Oprah Winfrey is the honorary chair and honored guest for the gala night which features several Ailey masterpieces, including Revelations and Cry, and a world premiere.
Read about the Ailey legacy in the New York Times
Watch video of Dance Magazine's cover photo shoot featuring Ailey dancers (pictured above).