Thursday, September 22, 2011

Annual Denise Jefferson Celebration

The Annual Denise Jefferson Celebration, an evening dedicated to the legacy of Denise Jefferson, Director of The Ailey School for 26 years, will feature performances and works by special guest artists:

LaChanze (Tony Award Winner)
Margo Jefferson (Pulitzer Prize-winning writer)
William Forsythe
Carmen De Lavallade
Ronald K. Brown (Artistic Director of Evidence and Choreographer of Porgy and Bess)
Karine Plaintadit (former member of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Tony Nominee)
Nacho Duato
Aubrey Lynch (former Associate Producer of Disney's The Lion King and Director of the Dance Program for Harlem School of the Arts)
Francesca Harper
Dwight Rhoden
Daniel Gwirtzman
Elisa Monte Dance
The Francesca Harper Project

Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6 at 8pm

The Ailey Citigroup Theater
405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue), Manhattan

The audience is invited join the performers after Saturday night’s performance at the Contemporary African Art Gallery (330 West 108th Street at Riverside Drive) to celebrate the life of Ms. Jefferson.

A Livestream of the The Annual Denise Jefferson Celebration will be broadcast live in the Ailey Studios for $10 both nights.  Tickets sold at the door.

TICKETS: $50 ($30 children/students/dancers with valid ID) plus service charge @ or 212-868-4444

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