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Sep 6, 2007

NEW PICS, EVENT FLYERS & EVENT LISTINGS on the DRP
Newsletter...come and check it out for yourself at
www.divinerhythmproductions.com!

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***IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT:

JASON SAMUELS SMITH is in town and returns to THE AILEY
STUDIOS today(www.alvinailey.org) and a NEW SCHEDULE begins
as of Sept 6th:

Thursdays - ADVANCED BEG 7:30-9pm
Wednesdays - INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED 4:30-6pm

Always check the schedule ahead of time for changes...

www.alvinailey.org
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
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The Harlem Tap Studio & Divine Rhythm Productions presents

SPECIAL FALL PROGRAMMING FOR THE HARLEM TAP STUDIO:

DORMESHIA SUMBRY-EDWARDS

(Star of the film “The Rise & Fall of Miss Thang”,
featured in the movie “Tap” and “Bamboozled”, Broadway’s
Black & Blue and Noise/Funk)

Intermediate/Advanced Tap Technique Course 5:30-6:45pm -
Only $125
(all 5 classes)
- Students will be challenged with exercises,
progressions, and
combinations to develop a stronger overall tap technique.
Open to all
ages - Intermediate/Advanced level.

M-FIT Technique Course 7-8:15pm - Only $125 (all 5
classes)
- Students will learn useful methods to improve
sounds, expand
vocabulary, and enhance presentation in the effort to get
the most out
of dancing in heels. Open to all - Intermediate to Advanced
levels welcome.

All Monday Courses - Five Classes Each

DATES: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

***Space is Limited - Great Learning Opportunity with Small
Class Sizes & Individual Attention…Pre-registration is
highly suggested!

Pre-register to: divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com - Payment can be
completed
via paypal to divinerhythmnyc@aol.com using a checking
account or
credit card ($6 processing fee applies) or mail a check to:
Divine
Rhythm Productions, 250 West 50th St. #12S, NYC, NY 10019 -
make sure
to note the course for payment on the check and include all
contact information.

***SPECIAL Discount when you pre-register for both courses
and pay in full by September 24th = Total $220 for all 10
classes!!!

Pre-register to divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com Call 2122621394
for more information.

Private Classes Available - Contact 2127802139 - Harlem Tap
Studio.

For Bookings - Contact 2122621394.

www.harlemtap.com
www.divinerhythmproductions.com
Empower Your Sole!
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Reminder…

Divine Rhythm Productions & www.mrwiggles.biz presents

Mr. Wiggles Hip Hop Masterclass in NYC

MR. WiGGLES IN NYC - WORKSHOP & DANCE CIPHER w/ prizes!
(poppin, boog, tuttin, animation, bronx freestyle rockin,
and more)

ONE DAY ONLY!

Study with a Hip Hop Legend, Rock Steady Crew, Electric
Boogaloos, VH1 Hip Hop Honoree...

__Dance Cipher with GIVEAWAYS at the end of class to top
students with prizes courtesy of www.lifepop.tv!!!

__SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH 6-8PM

__LIMITED PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE SEPT. 15-17TH - BOOK
EARLY!

__LOCATED AT SHETLER STUDIOS, 244 WEST 54TH STREET, 12TH
FLOOR, NYC_(After exiting the elevator on the 12th floor,
walk down the hall and upstairs to enter the studio -
penthouse 1)

__Special rate: $25 with pre-registration. Student discount
w/valid id and Group discount (10 people or more) with
pre-registration. All-ages and Walk-ins welcome. All
payments to be made in Cash only.

__To pre-register, send your full name, phone number,
e-mail address to:_divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com

__For questions or to book a private lesson request you can
send an e-mail to: divinerhythmnyc@gmail.com or call
2122621394.
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NEW Sue Samuels Jazz Dance Class Schedule in NYC!

(Private Lessons, Choreography, Master Classes & Dance
Consultant Services Available - contact for more
information - susamjaz@aol.com or divinerhythmnyc@aol.com)

CLASS SCHEDULE _at Broadway Dance Center_322 West 45th
Street bet. 8th & bway, NYC__

Beginner Level__
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays 10:30am-12pm__
Fridays 7:30-9pm___
Basic Level:__Tuesdays & Thursdays_2-3:30pm_

CLASS SCHEDULE _at THE AILEY STUDIOS, _located at 405 West
55th st. 9th ave., NYC___

Advanced Beginner Level:__
Tuesdays & Thursdays _10:00am-11:30pm__
Wednesdays_7:30-9pm__
Saturdays_4-5:30pm ___

Jazz Basics:__
Mondays_7:30-9pm___

To purchase the Sue Samuels Jazz Workout, please
visit:_www.divinerhythmproductions.com_EMPOWER YOUR SOLE!
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Hello all. Here is a free concert that I will be performing
at this Sunday Sept. 9, 2007 5pm at Battery Park. The info
is below. Also I have put all of my nyc tristate area
performances up on the young hoofers website. You can click
here http://younghoofers.com/younghoofers/dewitt.htm
or go to
www.younghoofers.com and click on my picture.

DeWitt
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Evening Stars - Celebration of TAP!
Sunday, September 9th

Events of September 9th
Tap City Tap Off
Tap City Master Class
Tap City Downtown
Quick Links
ATDF Homepage

Evening Stars Info

Tap Off Registration Form
Battery Park Directions
By Subway:
2/3 train to Chambers and take a shuttle bus to Battery
Park
4/5 train to Bowling Green

Battery Park - FREE & Open to the Public!!

New York City's largest free outdoor dance series returns
to Battery Park with world class dance companies,
co-presented with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The
Joyce Theater.
Evening Stars 2007 concludes with a day of activities
celebrating tap, the great American dance form. Co-produced
by Tony Waag and the American Tap Dance Foundation, this
all day-affair invites the audience to join.
Tap City Tap Off   
September 9, 3:30 pm
Come see the next generation of tap compete for cash prizes
and the chance to perform with the pros in the evening
concert. (Soloists, duets, trios or ensembles ages 9-19)
Registration is CLOSED! We have reached the maximum number
of contestants!
Tap City Masterclass   
September 9, 5:30 pm
Feel like Gregory, Fred, and Ginger after this FREE tap
dance lesson for all ages and all levels. Taught by Tony
Waag. Tap shoes optional, hard-soled a plus. A limited
number of tap shoes will be available on-site.
Tap City Downtown!   
September 9, 7:30 pm
The Mayor of Tap City, Tony Waag brings together an
international cast of legendary tap dance veterans, cutting
edge soloists, contemporary ensembles, and the hottest new
hoofers on the scene today, in honor of one of America's
most virtuosic and entertaining art forms. Backed by a live
music trio on stage, performers include: Harold Cromer,
Michelle Dorrance, Barbara Duffy & Company, DeWitt Fleming,
Derick K. Grant, Chikako Iwahori, Kendrick Jones, Mable
Lee, Margaret Morrison, Max Pollak's Rumba Tap, the Tap
City Youth Ensemble, Tony Waag (as Master of Ceremonies),
Karen Callaway Williams, the winner of the afternoon Tap
Off and more!
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From www.mrwiggles.biz

PLEASE CLICK LINK AND FILL OUT THE FORM

(all who do this will get a special low price pre
registration
opportunity)

copy and paste:

http://mrwiggles.biz/eb_funk_camp.htm

ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS

POPPING AND BOOGALOO BOOTCAMP

work in progress...


PLACE: LAS VEGAS NEVADA

DATE: WERE LOOKING AT FEBRUARY 2008

LENGTH: 2 TO 3 DAYS

WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN: CLASSES IN POPPING, BOOG STYLE, ALL
OTHER
POPPING STYLES, LOCKING, JAMS SESSIONS CONTESTS AND A FINAL
CLUB
NIGHT

THE FIRST EVER ELECTRIC BOOGALOOS

POPPING AND BOOG CHAMPIONSHIP!

(were looking to do trophies autographed by all members of
the EB's)



also possible contests in categories:

-ALL STYLES POPPING CONTEST (animation, popping, waving,
tuttin,
illusions, tricks)

-WAVING contest

-TUTTING contest



FACULTY (so far):

BOOGALOO SAM

POPPIN PETE

SUGA POP

MR WIGGLES

SHONN BOOG

(more names to be announced soon)



SPECIAL GUESTS: LIL BOOGZ, and members of the EB FAMILY





other ideas were looking at:

-the first ever SKEETER RABBIT AWARD to the best popper of
the year
2007 (TBA)

-SKEETER RABBIT film viewing

-panel discussions with invited guests of other styles and
flavors

-FREESTYLE/ PARTY DANCE/ CHOREOGRAPHY STYLE classes

-Locking classes

-BBOY foundation classes by RSC

-Crew performance night



PRE REGISTRATIONS COMING SOON.

So start saving for them plane tickets!

copy and paste:

http://mrwiggles.biz/eb_funk_camp.htm


peace and respect to all

wigz

Return to: MRWIGGLES.biz

http://p076.ezboard.com/bmrwiggleshiphop
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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! BOYS AND GIRLS!

STEP RIGHT UP AND PREPARE TO BE AMAZED!

Wendy Seyb (Walmartopia, School Daze, But I'm a
Cheerleader) and Mark Lonergan (THIS WAY THAT WAY,
VELOCITY) invite you Freshly Tossed, a night of
cutting-edge musical theatre comedy. Freshly Tossed is a
special event at the New York Musical Theatre Festival on
October 1, 2007, and plays for two performances, 7:00pm and
9:30pm at the Theater at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th
Street, at a price of $20. Tickets are available at
212-352-3101 and www.nymf.org.

Blending music, dance, theatre, and comedy, Freshly Tossed
features artists who take an innovative and exciting
approach towards musical theatre. Curators Wendy Seyb and
Mark Lonergan have brought together an outstanding group of
artists who incorporate music and comedy in intriguing and
surprising new ways. Wendy and Mark are co-producing this
series with Erich Jungwirth and Robyn Pottorff.

Wendy Seyb presents two excerpts from her repertoire
including her latest works CATCH and SUPERNOVAS, a Golden
Nose award-winning dance comedy piece created with
performers Mark Gindick and Kathryn Fraggos. Mark Lonergan
presents excerpts from his company Parallel Exit’s tap
comedy TIME STEP, featuring performers and co-creators Ryan
Kasprzak, Brent McBeth, and Derek Roland. Performer Hilary
Chaplain, one of America’s leading professional physical
comediennes, presents her variety piece Classically Trained
Musician. Exploding Puppet Productions/Blue River
Productions present a montage from their hilarious NYMF
production Die Hard: The Puppet Musical. Jessica Green and
Tami Stronach present an excerpt from their acclaimed
physical comedy piece The Birds. And choreographer Ray
Hesselink (Billy Elliot, Imagine Tap) rounds out the
evening with a work of brand new choreography called Lulu’s
(New) in Town.
Join us for a night you won’t forget!
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For a taste of Afrodita's music, check out my MySpace page
(www.myspace.com/ileanasantamaria) -the leadoff track
"Oyeme" is one
of bandleader Hector Morales' prettiest original
compositions, and he
truly has a million of 'em, ranging from love songs to
socially
conscious tunes with thought provoking lyrics.

1 - On Thursday, September 6th at 9:30pm, we will be
performing at
Rose in Williamsburg, start time 9:30pm, for a one-hour
set. The good
cause on Thursday is that it's CHEAP - only $5 admission!!!
THE LOWDOWN:
www.liveatrose.com 345 Grand Street between Havemeyer &
Marcy - L to
Bedford or Lorimer, G to Metropolitan, JM to Marcy,
Metropolitan Ave
exit on the BQE


2- And on Saturday, September 8th at 8:00pm sharp, we will
be
performing a 30-minute set at St. Peter's Cathedral in
Manhattan, as
part of a Benefit Concert to raise funds for the victims of
the recent
earthquake in Peru - admission is only $20, and all
proceeds will go
to the fundraiser, which is organized by the United Nations
Women's
Guild.
THE LOWDOWN:
St. Peter's Cathedral - St Peter's Lutheran Church is
located at
Lexington Avenue and East 54th Street (entrance on 54th
Street). E, V,
6 trains to 53rd Street/51st Street and Lexington Avenue

Note: it's the same station, but the E & V exit is further
north, on
East 53rd Street, and the 6 train exit is on East 51st
Street, also at
Lexington Avenue

ABOUT AFRODITA:
Led by composer, drummer, lyricist, and percussionist
Hector Morales,
in Afrodita, Afro-Peruvian music crosses paths with Rumba,
Arabic
motives, floaty rock digressions, and the whole is sewn
together with
a free spirit that's committed to coupling meaningful,
positive lyrics
with heavy earthy grooves, Black Peru-style - in this
project, i am
privileged to be on lead vocals along with the awesome Jean
Rohe
(www.myspace.com/jeansararohe)!
Cast of characters:
Hector Morales (bandleader, percussion, lyrics)
Matt Kanelos (piano/keys)
Jean Rohe (lead & backup vocals)
Ileana Santamaria (lead & backup vocals)
Hector "Jereto" Ferreira (percussion)
Eric Kurimski (guitar)
Roland Satterwhite (violin, vocals - not on these two gigs,
though)
Nick Morrison (bass)
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   Between Thought and Sound:
Graphic Notation In Contemporary Music

September 7–October 20, 2007

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 7, 6-8pm

FREE
Exploring the intersection of drawing and sound, this show
includes experimental scores by more than thirty composers
who have relinquished traditional musical notation in favor
of their own invented visual systems employing graphic or
pictorial elements. Their musical compositions take the
form of abstract drawings, videos, and digital renderings
filled with complex pictograms, evocative mark-making,
gestural symbols, and intricate codes of numbers, letters,
and color. These highly personal vocabularies are the
catalysts for a social process of translation and
open-ended interpretation between composer and performer.
The artists included in the exhibition are Laura Andel,
Robert Ashley, James Beckett, David Behrman, Cathy
Berberian, Earle Brown, Cornelius Cardew, Tony Conrad, John
Driscoll, Morton Feldman, Jon Gibson, Tom Johnson, Alison
Knowles, Joan La Barbara, Annea Lockwood, Alvin Lucier,
Miya Masaoka, Kaffe Matthews, Meredith Monk, Gordon Mumma,
Anthony Jay Ptak, Steve Roden, Marina Rosenfeld, James
Saunders, Michael J. Schumacher, Elliott Sharp, Wadada Leo
Smith, Yasunao Tone, David Tudor, Stephen Vitiello, and
Christian Wolff.

This exhibition is sponsored by Altria Group, Inc.

Additional support was provided by the American Center
Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,
Thea Westreich and Ethan Wagner, and the Fifth Floor
Foundation. Music programs at The Kitchen are made possible
with generous support from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable
Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The New York State
Music Fund, and with public funds from the New York State
Council on the Arts, a state agency.


For more information about all Kitchen events, visit
www.thekitchen.org.
The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street between 10th
and 11th Avenues.
Subway: A, C, E to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street; L to 8th
Avenue
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A message from Ted Levy:__NEW EMAIL and MYSPACE page. On my
myspace page you_can find my professional information._NEW
EMAIL: bamalam@nyc.rr.com_NET:
www.myspace.com/tedllevy__ALSO CHECK OUT: THE
TRIAD__Featuring: NATREA BLAKE, The Juilliard School_TORYA
BEARD - The Lion King_&_ANIKA ELLIS - Aida, Sweet Charity,
The Color Purple__Production Manager: JAMES
CARTER_Co-Writer: Prof. MYLA CHURCHILL_Musical Director:
BRIAN WHITTED_Vocal Arrangements: CHAPMAN
ROBERTS_Choreography: AMY HALL & DARRELL G.
MOULTRIE_Co-Director: Prof. MARSHALL L. DAVIS
JR.__SEPTEMBER: 23 & 24 @ 7:30__158 W. 72nd St - NYC --
212.362.2590_TICKET INFO: www.theatermania.com ;
www.triadnyc.com_
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'SAMMI D' A Jazztap musical by Shonah Honeyhill Sonko__From
the solitary vision of a quiet unassuming talent, Sammi
D's_musical dreamings explode on stage with stunning
vitality. Backed a_live jazz band, four incredible tap
dancers and a mood to match, Sammi_D's story will touch
your soul._The show has been written entirely by Shonah,
who also performs the_lead role. As one of Australia's
leading tap dancers and jazz_vocalists, Shonah's
choreography, improvisation and vocal artistry are_nothing
short of inspirational.__The show also pays special tribute
to the late Sammy Davis Junior. One_of the world's greatest
entertainers !__FEATURING; Shonah Honeyhill Sonko, Thomas
Wadelton, Rachel Cusack,_Winston Morrision, Mark
Fitzgibbon, Lamine Sonko, Simon Lewis and_more!__Thursday
18th October – Saturday 21st October_@_Kardinia
International College, Bell Post Hill, Geelong_7:30pm,
$22/$20_Ph 5247 3355 for bookings or email;
kicartstheatre@kardinia.vic.edu.au_www.shonahoneyhillsonko.com_
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The Debbie Allen Dance Academy presents:__
The Los Angeles Tap Master Class Series!!!__

This event will occur every Thursday for the month of
September @ the_Debbie Allen Dance Academy at 8:00 pm.

The class is an hour long.

There_will be a different tap teacher every week... and a
tap jam following_the class!__

This master class series is created for the LA Tap
community! Please_come and support, take a class from the
hottest tap dancers in LA, and_enjoy this art form that we
all love so much!__Any questions please contact Sarah
Reich: 310- 963- 3165 or_sourtaps@yahoo.com__Class
Schedule:__*Gabe Copeland Thursday, September 6, 8pm*__Gabe
Copeland has studied with many tap greats including
extensive_training with Joy Hewitt, Chance Taylor, and
Linda Sohl-Ellison. He has_recently had the honor of
sharing the stage with Dianne Walker and is_currently
working with the legendary Chester Whitmore in
various_projects. Gabe currently performs professionally
with Rhapsody in Taps,_a Los Angeles based touring company.
He is a choreographer and_performer for Tap Overload and
has also danced with KIN Dance Company._Gabe has performed
in many musical theater and dance productions_throughout LA
and Orange County and in 2005 was nominated for a
Lester_Horton award for best male dancer.__*Josette Wiggan
Thursday, September 13, 8pm*__Josette Wiggan started
dancing at the age of 12 at Paul and Arlene_Kennedy's
Universal Dance Designs in Los Angeles. Along with
the_Kennedy Tap co, Josette has been a member of Jazz Tap
Ensemble under_the direction of Lynn Dally. For several
years, she has traveled the_world performing with both
companies. Currently, Josette has graduated_from University
of Los Angeles obtaining a BA in World Arts and_Cultures.
The highlights of her career have been being granted as
the_2001 winner of the Spotlight awards in Non-classical
dance category,_2002 1st National Tour of 42nd Street, 2003
RocketteChristmas_Spectacular, Idlewildin 2005, and
studying with Germaine Acognyin_Toubab Dielaw, Senegal at
the Ecoledes Sables studio in 2006.__*Hiroshi Hamanishi
Thursday, September 20, 8pm*__Hiroshi Hamanishi has toured
nationally and internationally with the_production of
Caution: Men at Work, Tap. He has had the pleasure
of_dancing with Alfred Desio, Dianne Walker, Arthur Duncan
and Gregory_Hines. Hiroshi currently dances with Tap
Overload, Dance Spectrum, KIN_Dance Company, and recently
joined Rhapsody in Taps. In choreography,_he has won the
North American Tap Dance Festival Choreography Award.
An_active teacher, Hiroshi is on faculty at the Colburn
School, El Camino_College, and CalStateLA.___*Kristian
Nelson Thursday, September 27, 8pm*__For the last five
years Kristian Nelson has worked as a music producer_and
audio engineer in the music industry for numerous artists
and_groups. Before that he spent three amazing years as a
professional tap_dancer performing in multiple shows and
touring with many different_production companies. He is
very happy and proud to have the_opportunity to teach
within the Debbie Allen Dance Academy Thursday,_September
27, 8pm.___Classes will be held at:_Debbie Allen Dance
Academy_3623 Hayden Avenue Culver City, CA 90232_(310)
280-9145_Classes are $15 each
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Friday, September 7th
10pm - 4am

ALMA NYC
with residents
DJ True & Miller Cruz

live music by:
Grupo Saveiro

guest djs:
Sean Marquand & Greg Caz
(Brooklyn Beat Brooklyn)

For more information, please visit:
www.almanyc.com
www.myspace.com/almanyc

$5 Before 11pm (2 for 1 drinks)
$10 After 11pm w/RSVP to joannjimenez@almanyc.com
$15 at the door

Sullivan Room
218 Sullivan Street (3rd St. Bleecker)
A,C,E,B,D,F to West 4th Street
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Improvisational Butoh/ Spirit Nature Dance Workshop Mexico
October 1st through 7th 2007

www.resonant-wave.net/dance2007 ( view pictures of
previous workshops....)


'A Spirit Dancer are those who allows their Spirit to
dance.'


For the 3rd year in a row!
taught by dancer Kathi von Koerber

Musical accompaniment by Tonya T Bird Tall Flame Ridgley
Yoga by Hari Parkash

Dancing in Nature integrating the wilderness, the elements,
the mystic,
dancing at one's purest. The Improvisational Butoh workshop
will put you in
touch with your own dance, to dance beyond your own
limitations. It is a
dance that takes place on a cellular level, moving through
your own cells,
through the chaos, dancing on the thread of life and death.
Kathi von Koerber

THE WORKSHOP:
Classes take place through out the day, also including
wilderness/ nature
excursions, ritual dance, and optional Kundalini Yoga and
bodywork. Classes
are held in the morning, afternoon, and alternately at
night, all in outdoor
settings; an outdoor setting in and around rivers, lakes,
waterfalls,
mountain sides and semi-jungle landscapes. Additional
teachings in shamanic
rooted chanting, trance dance will be practiced. The
workshop will involve
hiking, swimming, sweat lodge purification ceremony and
communal living.

WORKSHOP FEE:
Includes 3 delicious meals a day cooked by the lovely
donias, dorm
lodging/camping, and workshop for 800 US Dollars.

Payment must be received prior to workshop.

Fly to Mexico City, from there we will be picked up.

FOR MORE INFO:
www.kiahkeya.com
Contact: workshops@kiahkeya.com
Office: 1718 3878680
www.iztac.org
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TICKETS NOW ON SALE!_Buy two or more performances and save
20%!


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater_at New York City
Center_November 28 - December 31, 2007_
CLICK HERE TO VIEW _PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND PURCHASE TICKETS _

Groups of 10 or more SAVE! Click here for more information
Order by Phone_CITYTIX® 212-581-1212_or toll-free outside
NYC, NJ and CT: 877-581-1212_Seven days a week, 11am-8pm
or
Visit the Box Office_New York City Center_West 55th Street,
between 6th and 7th Avenues_Monday through Saturday 12
noon–8pm_Sunday 12 noon–7:30pm
_

ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER _The Joan Weill Center
for Dance_405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)_New York, NY
10019_212-405-9000
www.alvinailey.org
JUDITH JAMISON ARTISTIC DIRECTOR_Masazumi Chaya
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Sharon Gersten Luckman Executive Director _
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