Roberta on the Arts
Tour of the New Joan Weill Center for Dance
Home
Contact Roberta
Jazz and Cabaret Corner
On Location with Roberta
In the Galleries: Artists and Photographers
Backstage with the Playwrights and Filmmakers
Classical and Cultural Connections
New CDs
Arts and Education
Onstage with the Dancers
Offstage with the Dancers
Upcoming Events
Special Events
Memorable Misadventures
Mailbag
Our Sponsors

- Offstage with the Dancers

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
The Joan Weill Center for Dance
405 West 55th Street at Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
212.405.9000
www.alvinailey.org

Alvin Ailey - Founder
Judith Jamison - Artistic Director
Joan Weill - Chairman, Board of Trustees
Masazumi Chaya - Associate Artistic Director
Sharon Gersten Luckman --Executive Director
Calvin Hunt - General Manager
Jodi Pam Krizer - Director, Marketing and Public Relations
Lynette Rizzo - Marketing
Megan Fortunato, Public Relations Assistant

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
June 2, 2005


(See Other Ailey Reviews and Photos)


Megan Fortunato, of the Ailey Company's public relations department, guided me through a wonderful tour today of the new Joan Weill Center for Dance. The Ailey Company was on tour, along with most of the administrators, including Judith Jamison, Artistic Director, but the sparkling new glass building, including The Egg (an oval space for private reflection and intimate gatherings) exuded the energy and enthusiasm of its artists, teachers, students, and office staff. The summer programs will include Company rehearsals, The Ailey Extension (dance workshops and classes for the public in modern, ballroom, Latin, ballet, and more, in an effort to realize Alvin Ailey's desire to "bring dance to all the people"), and more.

Click above links to see a substantial series of reviews, interviews, features, and photographs of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and special ceremonies at the new Joan Weill Center for Dance. Below are photos of today's informative tour.



Historical Ailey Photos
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




The Citigroup Theater
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




The Citigroup Theater
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Rehearsal Studio
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Physical Therapy Space
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Physical Therapy Space
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Physical Therapy Space
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Physical Therapy Space
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Physical Therapy Space
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Historical Ailey Photos
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




The Egg
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Alvin Ailey's Original Desk
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Ailey Center Lounge
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Historical Ailey Photos
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Rehearsal Studio
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Ailey Center Kitchen
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




Rehearsal Studio
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower






For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net