Through archival footage and audio — the film is essentially narrated by the man himself — interviews with contemporaries and those he inspired, and a look inside the studio of the modern-day Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which celebrates its 60th anniversary in the film, “Ailey” attempts to understand an artist .
Directed by Jimila Wignot
Starring Alvin Ailey
$9.50 film only; $20.00 Dance Masterclass only; $24.50 to attend both the Masterclass and the Film
To attend the Masterclass: Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination, or Proof of a Negative Covid-19 Test within 72 hours of the Masterclass is required.
***People attending the FILM ONLY will NOT need to provide proof of vaccine or negative test***
The Masterclass is from 12:30PM-2:00PM (Select the 12:30PM Showtime from the "SELECT A SHOWTIME" drop down to purchase tickets to the Masterclass or Masterclass+Film Combo)
The Film begins at 3:00pm (select the 3:00PM Showtime for tickets to ONLY the film)
Contemporary Modern (Horton Based) - This class is catered towards pre-professional and professional dancers looking for a challenging experience in contemporary modern dance. Rooted in Horton technique fundamentals, this class will integrate anatomical principles with modern dance technique to engage deep body awareness and an efficient physical practice. Through center and across the floor exercises dancers will investigate deep connections to their already existing foundations, pushing endurance and expanding physical practices through rigorous choreographic phrases.
Kesha McKey is a choreographer, educator and performing artist from New Orleans. After graduating from NOCCA she received her BS from Xavier University of LA and her MFA in Dance Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the founding Artistic Director of KM Dance Project and has recently received the 2019-20 Urban Bush Women Choreographic Fellowship, 2020 CACNO SweetArts Award, and the 2019 NEFA National Dance Project Grant Award for her choreographic works. She has presented choreography for the 2019 NPN Conference, 2018 UBW Summer Leadership Institute and the 2018 Women in Dance Conference. Her recent performances include Urban Bush Women Hair and Other Stories 2018/19 tour, Junebug Productions Gomela:to return 2018-20 tour and Homecoming Project. Kesha is currently the Dance Department Chair at NOCCA and a UBW BOLD Facilitator.
Ticket Desk Hours of Operation:
The ticket desk opens 1 hour before any film showing.
Call with questions: (225) 344-0334
ALL PATRONS, REGARDLESS OF AGE, MUST HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND PERFORMANCES. PLEASE CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER A PERFORMANCE IS APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN BEFORE PLANNING TO ATTEND.