Thursday, December 4, 2008

A night with Alvin

Me. Before the show.

Oprah's arrival.

Oprah. Honorary Chair & Honored Guest of the evening.

"Revelations" Curtain Call

Alvin Ailey Dance Center (my front yard!)

Last nights festivities and performances were spectacular! This was my fourth time seeing the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform, and they did not fail to impress. The dancers always give 110%. Their passion, skill and athleticism compares to no other. Anyway, I can go on and on about the evening! I did learn that the company is America's cultural ambassador to the world, and they tour more than any other company. Over the course of fifty years, the company has performed more than two hundred ballets by some seventy choreographers for twenty-one million people in forty-eight states and seventy-one countries around the world. Directly across the street from my apartment on 55th St and 9th Ave. is the largest facility dedicated to dance in the United States, which is the Alvin Ailey Center. What are the odds that I would end up living across the street from my all time favorite dance company. Since I was a child I wanted to train with Ailey, I guess now is my chance since it is sitting in my front yard... It's never too late right?!


Steve said...

Last night was absolutely amazing. If you've never seen Alvin Ailey ... what are you waiting for?!

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Marquis de Lannes said...

Pero que guapo!