Thu. Oct 29th, 2020

Theatre: Alvin Ailey Received 1979 Capezio Dance Award |1979-5-5 —problem to be reassigned

Alvin Ailey, choreographer, performer, teacher and founder of the internationally acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater received the 1979 Capezio Dance Award—a $1,000 prize established in 1952 by the Capezio Foundation to recognize significant contributions to the field of dance. Choreographer, George Faison, a former Ailey dancer, and singer Roberta Flack, a friend of the company and a member of the Board presented the Dance Award at the Library of the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center on April 23, 1979,

Mr. Ailey formed the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958, 21 years ago last March. He also founded the American Dance Center, which is the official school of the Company and houses two constituent companies: The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble and The American Dance Center Workshop.


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