Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is a modern dance company based in New York, New York.wikipedia
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Alvin Ailey

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It was founded in 1958 by choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey.
Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) was an African-American dancer, director, choreographer, and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the most successful dance companies in the world.

Robert Battle

It is made up of 32 dancers, led by artistic director Robert Battle and associate artistic director Masazumi Chaya.
Robert Battle (born August 28, 1972 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA) is a dancer, choreographer and the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Judith Jamison

Judith Jamison, a star of the company for 15 years, joined the company in 1965.
Judith Ann Jamison was born May 10, 1943 to Tessie Brown Jamison and John Jamison Sr. She is an American dancer and choreographer, best known as a ballet dancer and as the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Revelations (Alvin Ailey)

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During this period Ailey choreographed his famous work Revelations, a character dance done to traditional music.
It is also the signature work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which premiered an extended version of the work (lasting over an hour) in 1960, when Ailey was 29 years old.

Masazumi Chaya

It is made up of 32 dancers, led by artistic director Robert Battle and associate artistic director Masazumi Chaya.
Masazumi Chaya is a Japanese American dancer, choreographer and the associate artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT).

Michael Kaiser

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Many people have contributed to the success of AAADT, but the work of Michael Kaiser, the executive director from 1990 to 1993, is often cited as a model of successful nonprofit performing arts management.
Dubbed "the turnaround king" for his work at such arts institutions as the Kansas City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre and the Royal Opera House, Kaiser has earned international renown for his expertise in arts management.

92nd Street Y

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Alvin Ailey and a group of young Black modern dancers first performed at New York's 92nd Street Young Men's Hebrew Association (92nd Street Y), under the name Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT), in March 1958.

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is a modern dance company based in New York, New York.

Fordham University

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The Ailey School and nearby Fordham College at Lincoln Center (FCLC), Fordham University, have since affiliated to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program.
In addition to the bachelor's degrees offered to undergraduates, the university also offers specialized academic programs, including: pre-medical and health professions; pre-professional programs in architecture, law, and criminal justice; a 3-2 engineering program, in conjunction with Columbia and Case Western Reserve Universities; a five-year teacher certification program; an Applied Public Accountancy (CPA certification) program; a BFA program in dance, in conjunction with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; as well as cross-registration opportunities with the Juilliard School for advanced music students.

Denise Jefferson

Denise Jefferson was selected by Ailey to head the school when it was founded in 1984, and served as its director until her death in 2010.
Denise Adele Jefferson (November 1, 1944 – July 17, 2010) was an American dance educator who served as the director of the Ailey School of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from 1984 until her death.

George Faison

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Hence AAADT has a repertory of more than 200 works by more than 70 choreographers, including such choreographers as Ulysses Dove, Karole Armitage, George Faison, Uri Sands, Elisa Monte, Talley Beatty, Katherine Dunham and Twyla Tharp (whose work The Golden Section, excerpted from her larger ballet, The Catherine Wheel, entered AAADT's repertory in 2006).
He was a featured dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founder of the George Faison Universal Dance Experience, and co-founder/producing artistic director of the Faison Firehouse Theater.

Wayne McGregor

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Battle has expanded the company's repertory in significant ways, adding works by established choreographers such as Garth Fagan, Jiri Kylian, Wayne McGregor, Ohad Naharin and Paul Taylor, and commissioning new dances from contemporary choreographers including Kyle Abraham and Aszure Barton.
McGregor also has works in the repertories of companies including Paris Opera Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Garth Fagan

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Battle has expanded the company's repertory in significant ways, adding works by established choreographers such as Garth Fagan, Jiri Kylian, Wayne McGregor, Ohad Naharin and Paul Taylor, and commissioning new dances from contemporary choreographers including Kyle Abraham and Aszure Barton.
Fagan choreographed for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and the Limón Dance Company in the 1970s.

List of recipients of the National Medal of Arts

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The company and its dancers and artistic staff have been recognized as cultural ambassadors numerous times, as in the 2001 awarding of the National Medal of Arts to both Judith Jamison and the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.

Katherine Dunham

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Hence AAADT has a repertory of more than 200 works by more than 70 choreographers, including such choreographers as Ulysses Dove, Karole Armitage, George Faison, Uri Sands, Elisa Monte, Talley Beatty, Katherine Dunham and Twyla Tharp (whose work The Golden Section, excerpted from her larger ballet, The Catherine Wheel, entered AAADT's repertory in 2006).
Alvin Ailey later produced a tribute for her in 1987-88 at Carnegie Hall with his American Dance Theater, entitled The Magic of Katherine Dunham.

Paul Taylor (choreographer)

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Battle has expanded the company's repertory in significant ways, adding works by established choreographers such as Garth Fagan, Jiri Kylian, Wayne McGregor, Ohad Naharin and Paul Taylor, and commissioning new dances from contemporary choreographers including Kyle Abraham and Aszure Barton.
Some of these dances, performed by the Paul Taylor Dance Company, are also licensed by such companies as the Royal Danish Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Culture of New York City

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In 1958 Ailey and a group of young African-American dancers formed the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Kyle Abraham

Battle has expanded the company's repertory in significant ways, adding works by established choreographers such as Garth Fagan, Jiri Kylian, Wayne McGregor, Ohad Naharin and Paul Taylor, and commissioning new dances from contemporary choreographers including Kyle Abraham and Aszure Barton.
In addition to creating work for his company, Abraham has also been commissioned by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and New York City Ballet for new works.

Mel Tomlinson

He later took leave from Dance Theatre of Harlem to join Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; dancing in Pas de Duke and The Time Before the Time After.

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is a modern dance company based in New York, New York.

New York City

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT) is a modern dance company based in New York, New York.

51st Street (Manhattan)

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Following their first performance, which included Ailey's Blues Suite, the company traveled on what were known as the "station wagon tours"; in 1960, the AAADT became a resident company of the 51st Street YWCA's Clark Center for the Performing Arts.

YWCA

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Following their first performance, which included Ailey's Blues Suite, the company traveled on what were known as the "station wagon tours"; in 1960, the AAADT became a resident company of the 51st Street YWCA's Clark Center for the Performing Arts.

Australia

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In that same year, the company was chosen to tour the Far East, Southeast Asia and Australia as part of President John F. Kennedy's "President's Special International Program for Cultural Presentations".

John F. Kennedy

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In that same year, the company was chosen to tour the Far East, Southeast Asia and Australia as part of President John F. Kennedy's "President's Special International Program for Cultural Presentations".