AILEY OPENS TWO-WEEK SPRING SEASON AT LINCOLN CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th WITH FREE REVELATIONS CELEBRATION WORKSHOP ON THE PLAZA AND ONE-NIGHT-ONLY AILEY SPIRIT GALA BENEFIT PERFORANCE & PARTY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11th, 2014
5:30pm – Revelations Celebration on the Plaza Workshop: Participants of all ages will be given a rare opportunity to take part in a grand dance workshop celebrating Alvin Ailey’s signature American masterpiece, Revelations. Ailey master teacher and former Company member Nasha Thomas-Schmitt will teach movements from three distinctive sections of Revelations: “I’ve Been ‘Buked,” “Wade in the Water,” and “Rocka My Soul.” Live music with a drummer and singers will be featured at the event.
The Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit With Honorary Chair Vanessa Williams Features Performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey II, The Ailey School and AileyCampers Together For First Time Ever on Koch Stage Followed by Festive Gala Party on Promenade
6:15pm – Red carpet arrivals
- HONORARY CHAIR: Vanessa Williams
- GALA CO-CHAIRS: Gina F. Adams, Lynne & Anthony M. Carvette, Almaz & Marc Strachan, Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman & Rossie E. Turman III, and Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer
- GALA VICE CHAIRS: Michele & Timothy Barakett, Natasha Leibel Levine, M.D. & Harlan Levine, M.D., Leslie & Tom Maheras, and Celia & Henry McGee
ATTENDING GUESTS INCLUDE:
Bruce S. Gordon
Debra L. Lee
Nicole Ari Parker
Daryl & Steven Roth
André Leon Talley
Susan L. Taylor
Tristan “Mack” Wilds
7:00pm – Performance: The world-renowned Ailey dancers will perform excerpts of Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, Aszure Barton’s LIFT, and a new production of David Parsons’ signature solo, Caught. The rising stars of Ailey II will perform an excerpt of Jennifer Archibald’s Wings, gifted young dancers from The Ailey School (ages 6 to 23) will showcase their talents in Synthesis II, and talented students from AileyCamp will perform a work inspired by Ronald K. Brown’s Grace. An expanded cast of 50 of the present and future stars of Ailey will come together for a memorable finale of Alvin Ailey’s timeless Revelations.
9:00pm – Party: Following the performance, a dance party on the promenade will feature the musical stylings of deejay to the stars, DJ M.O.S.
WHERE: The David H. Koch Theater is located at 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY (Columbus Avenue at 63rd Street)). The Josie Robertson Plaza is located at 10 Lincoln Center Plaza.