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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Night Gala in DC

The Opening Night Benefit Gala kicks off Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s annual performances at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center.  All proceeds support Ailey’s local D.C. outreach programs and provides scholarships for talented and deserving young dancers from the D.C. area to attend The Ailey School in New York.

Photo Credit: alvinailey.org

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a modern dance company based in New York, New York. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, the Ailey company has performed for an estimated 23 million people at theaters in 48 states and 71 countries on six continents — as well as millions more through television broadcasts.

The fundraising gala celebrates the superb artistry of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater while providing a festive backdrop to raise necessary funds to support Ailey’s vital programs. The gala will feature a performance followed by dinner and dancing on the Roof Terrace.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Opera House
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566

For additional information, please call 202-636-8745.

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