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All proceeds to benefit the creation of new works, scholarships to The Ailey School, and Ailey’s educational programs for children.
18 Full Color Pages Featured Dancers: Rachael McLaren, Samuel Lee Roberts, Yannick Lebrun, Sarah Daley-Perdomo, Jamar Roberts, Linda Celeste Sims, Glenn Allen Sims, Jacqueline Green.
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, recent posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian honor – 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 25 million people in 71 countries on 6 continents – as well as millions more through television broadcasts, film screenings, and online platforms – promoting the uniqueness of the African‐ American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance tradition.
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 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami‐Dade County in Miami, The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, CA, and at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark (where it is the Principal Resident Affiliate), and appears frequently in other major theaters throughout the United States and the world during extensive yearly 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 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 AlvinAiley.org.
Andrew Eccles grew up in Toronto and moved to New York City in 1983 where he landed a three-year apprenticeship with Annie Leibovitz before becoming a professional photographer himself. He’s been shooting celebrities, models, athletes, politicians, musicians, and dancers ever since. Over the past 33 years Andrew’s work has appeared in countless magazines and advertisements domestically and abroad. He has received numerous awards from both the Society of Publication Designers and Communication Arts. American Photography Magazine named Andrew “One of the 100 Most Important People in the Industry” in 1998. Andrew’s first book, Ailey Ascending, was published in 2008 and celebrates The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 50th anniversary, solidifying Andrew’s longtime collaboration with the Company.
“I’ve taken so many photographs of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s exquisite dancers that have seldom been seen. These special edition Booxies are a wonderful way to share this rare archive of photographs with a whole new audience. The quality of the paper and the printing is extremely impressive and I like the idea of being able to create specific collections of photos by theme, place or even by dancer.” – Andrew Eccles