Alvin Ailey http://kcur.org en Kansas City Friends Of Alvin Ailey Seeks National Stage In 30th Year http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-friends-alvin-ailey-seeks-national-stage-30th-year <p>It was 30 years ago this year that <a href="http://www.kcfaa.org/">Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey</a> was created as a second home for the New York-based <a href="http://www.alvinailey.org/">Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater</a>, a modern dance company founded in 1958.</p><p>To mark this milestone, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation on Friday issued a challenge grant. At $375,000, it’s the largest grant in the history of the Friends of Alvin Ailey.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:55:48 +0000 Laura Spencer 49928 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Friends Of Alvin Ailey Seeks National Stage In 30th Year Famed Choreographer's Personal Papers Find New Home http://kcur.org/post/famed-choreographers-personal-papers-find-new-home <p>Playbills from performances, snapshots of family and friends, and personal letters of the late choreographer <a href="http://www.alvinailey.org/about/people">Alvin Ailey</a> are now housed at the <a href="http://www.blackarchives.org/">Black Archives of Mid-America</a>.</p><p>The collection is called the Allan Gray Family Personal Papers of Alvin Ailey. And it's on long-term loan to the Black Archives.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 42270 at http://kcur.org Famed Choreographer's Personal Papers Find New Home [VIDEO] Dance Is The Catalyst For AileyCamp http://kcur.org/post/video-dance-catalyst-aileycamp <p></p><p></p><p>Alvin Ailey was an African American choreographer who founded the <a href="http://www.alvinailey.org/">Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater</a> in New York City. For the past 25 years, <a href="http://www.kcfaa.org/">Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey</a> have held <a href="http://www.kcfaa.org/education-programs/aileycamp/">AileyCamp</a>, a month-long session for junior high-age students, to honor Ailey's work.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Julie Denesha 38615 at http://kcur.org [VIDEO] Dance Is The Catalyst For AileyCamp Urban Empowerment Flash Mob http://kcur.org/post/urban-empowerment-flash-mob <p>It's not the first dance symbolizing a deeper message, but who knew one day we'd have something called the Urban League Slide?</p><p>On Thursday's <a href="http://www.kcur.org/programs/central-standard" target="_blank"><em>Central Standard</em></a>, we talk dancing, empowerment and flash mobs with <strong>Gwendolyn Grant</strong> of the Urban League of Greater KC.</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:10:01 +0000 Tomeka Weatherspoon, Andrea Silenzi & Jabulani Leffall 24054 at http://kcur.org Urban Empowerment Flash Mob Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Robert Battle http://kcur.org/post/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theaters-robert-battle <p>Kansas City, Mo. – As of July 2011, modern dance choreographer Robert Battle is the new artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This marks only the third artistic leader of the New York City-based company since its founding in 1958.</p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 20:52:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 2346 at http://kcur.org Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Robert Battle Ailey Camp Inspires Area High School Students http://kcur.org/post/ailey-camp-inspires-area-high-school-students <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6c47e4a2d9-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6c47e4a2d9-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6c47e4a2d9-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-792184.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Ailey Camp is one of the legacies of the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey. It's more than a summer camp for kids who want to dance. Alvin Ailey started the camp with the idea that dance could be a vehicle for growth and personal development among the community's youth.</p> Sun, 16 Nov 2008 16:40:00 +0000 Laura Ziegler 1300 at http://kcur.org Ailey Camp Inspires Area High School Students Finding...Alvin Ailey http://kcur.org/post/findingalvin-ailey <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d6cd365b935-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d6cd365b935-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d6cd365b935-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-598359.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – African-American modern dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey died nearly 20 years ago. But, until recently, his personal collection of photographs, costume sketches, stage notes and letters had not viewed by the public.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2007 13:37:00 +0000 1025 at http://kcur.org Finding...Alvin Ailey