ADVISORY, Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world's most popular dance companies and an ambassador of American culture, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in conjunction with the New York City Center launch of a new season of performances.
In honor of the occasion, Robert Battle, Artistic Director, will ring the Opening Bell, joined by Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya and acclaimed dancers of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
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About Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American "Cultural Ambassador to the World," grew from a now‐fabled March 1958 performance in New York that changed forever the perception of American dance. Founded by Alvin Ailey, and guided by Judith Jamison beginning in 1989, the Company is now led by Robert Battle, whom Judith Jamison chose to succeed her on July 1, 2011. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 71 countries on six continents, as well as millions more through television broadcasts, promoting the uniqueness of the African‐American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance tradition. Although Alvin Ailey created 79 ballets over his lifetime, including the acclaimed American masterpiece Revelations, he maintained that his company was not exclusively a repository for his own work. Today, the Company continues Mr. Ailey's mission by presenting important works of the past and commissioning new ones. In all, more than 200 works by over 80 choreographers are part of the Ailey company's repertory. In addition to being the Principal Dance Company of New York City Center, where its performances have become a year‐end tradition, the Ailey company performs annually at major theaters throughout the United States and the world during extensive national and international tours.
The Ailey organization also includes Ailey II (1974), a second performing company of emerging young dancers and innovative choreographers; The Ailey School (1969), one of the most extensive dance training programs in the world; Ailey Arts in Education & Community Programs, which brings dance into the classrooms, communities and lives of people of all ages; and The Ailey Extension (2005), a program offering dance and fitness classes to the general public, which began with the opening of Ailey's permanent home — the largest building dedicated to dance in New York City, the dance capital of the world — named The Joan Weill Center for Dance, at 55th Street at 9th Avenue in New York City. For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org. Press: Photo and video resources available here
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