Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Annual Gala Benefit 2013

by Spot LA


AAADT Kicked off its 2013-2014 season on December 4th at New York City Center with with an after party at the Hilton New York's Grand Ballroom.   The evening helped raise over 2.4 million for the creation of new works and to help support the company's educational programs like AileyCamp and to also support scholarships to the Ailey School. The  Honorary celebrity Co-Chair was Gabrielle Union and the event's co-chairs were Simin Allision & in memory, Herb Allision, Kathryn & Kennet Chenault, Daria L. Foster & Erich J. Wallach, Agnes & Gerald Hassell, Debra L Lee, and, Joan & Sandy Weill.  Over 1,000 guests came out to support Ailey and the program included Wayne McGregor's Chroma and, of course, Revelations.  

  Eric J. and Daria L. Wallach, Actress and Honorary Chair Gabrielle Union, Artistic Director Robert Battle, and Joan and Sanford Weill. Photo Credit by Christoper Duggan

Eric J. and Daria L. Wallach, Actress and Honorary Chair Gabrielle Union, Artistic Director Robert Battle, and Joan and Sanford Weill. Photo Credit by Christoper Duggan

  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Dario Calmese

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Dario Calmese

  Hope Boykin at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2013 Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Dario Calmese

Hope Boykin at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2013 Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Dario Calmese

  Akua Noni Parker at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2013 Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Dario Calmese

Akua Noni Parker at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2013 Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Dario Calmese

  Sanford Weill and Robert Battle.  Photo by Christopher Duggan

Sanford Weill and Robert Battle.  Photo by Christopher Duggan

  Alicia Graf Mack and Daisha Graf.  Photo by Christopher Duggan

Alicia Graf Mack and Daisha Graf.  Photo by Christopher Duggan

  Bennett Rink, Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2013 Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Dario Calmese

Bennett Rink, Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2013 Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Dario Calmese

  Glorya Kaufman, Judith Jamison, and Joan Weill at Ailey's Openinig Night Gala.  Photo by Derek Daniels

Glorya Kaufman, Judith Jamison, and Joan Weill at Ailey's Openinig Night Gala.  Photo by Derek Daniels

  Ailey Dancers Michael Francis McBride and Samuel Roberts.  Photo by Christopher Duggan

Ailey Dancers Michael Francis McBride and Samuel Roberts.  Photo by Christopher Duggan