Walter’s World: Celebrating Matthew Rushing

By Walter Rutledge

60802435On Tuesday, December 17, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater presented Celebrating Matthew Rushing an evening of dance honoring Mathew Rushing’s twenty-year association with the company.  Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Ailey At The Apollo- Spring Benefit Gala

By Walter Rutledge On May 3rd, Ailey At The Apollo, the spring benefit gala, returned to Harlem’s world-famous Apollo Theater. Continue Reading →

Walter’s World: Revelations at Fifty

By Walter Rutledge

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater begins a five-week season on December 1, 2010 at the New York City Center. The season will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Revelation, the masterwork choreographed by company founder Alvin Ailey. In preparation of this milestone the Ailey school’s department of Arts In Education and Community Programs presented a panel discussion entitled Celebrating Revelations at 50.

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Walter’s World: Ailey II at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge

The 1,2,3 Festival at the Joyce Theatre presented three dance companies over twelve days. Ailey II, Taylor 2 and ABT II took to the stage on alternating days, and on the weekends splitting matinee and evening performances (a testament to the professionalism of the Joyce Theatre staff and crew). Following a shared evening by all three companies on April 13th (the opening night of the festival), Ailey II presented their first solo evening on April 14th. Continue Reading →