Alvin Ailey's December 4th Opening Night Gala at New York City Center
Alvin Ailey Dance Company
Photo © Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Alicia Graf Mack & Vernard J. Gilmore in Wayne McGregor's Chroma. Photo by Paul Kolnik
OPENING NIGHT GALA BENEFIT
Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
A Magical Night Featuring Performances of Chroma and Revelations
Grammy Award-Winning Icon Quincy Jones and Actress Gabrielle Union Serve as Honorary Chairs
Festive Gala Party at Hilton New York
HONORARY CHAIRS: Quincy Jones & Gabrielle Union
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Robert Battle
GALA CO-CHAIRS: Simin Allison & in memory, Herb Allison, Kathryn & Kenneth Chenault,
Daria L. Foster & Erich J. Wallach, Agnes & Gerald Hassell, Debra L. Lee, and Joan & Sandy Weill.
GUESTS INCLUDE: (Additional notable names will be added as the date draws nearer)
Carmen de Lavallade
Bruce S. Gordon
Debra L. Lee
David E. Monn
Daryl & Steven Roth
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s five-week New York engagement launches with an Opening Night Gala benefit. The celebration begins with a one-night-only performance and ends with a party in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New York (1335 6th Ave between 53rd and 54th Streets) attended by prominent figures in the worlds of entertainment, business, philanthropy and politics.
OPENING NIGHT GALA PERFORMANCE: (New York City Center 131 W. 55th St. btwn 6th & 7th)
6:15pm –Red carpet arrivals
7:00pm – Performance: Wayne McGregor’s Chroma and Alvin Ailey’s timeless masterpiece, Revelations.