Ailey's 2014 Opening Night Gala Benefit Performance and Party

by Spot LA


Earlier in December, supporters, artists, actors and actresses, performers, and plenty of big-name celebrities gathered at the New York City Center for Ailey's 2014 Opening Night Gala Benefit performance and Party.  Along with a $4.6 Million Gala Record, Sanford Weill Announced that a total of 42 million was raised in Honor of Joan Weill and to launch the Campaign for Ailey's Future.   The company kicked off its five-week holiday season at New York City Center with a one-night-only performance featuring a company premiere of Hofesh Shechter's Uprising along with Robert Battle's Unfold Accompanied by Opera Superstar Soprano Angela Gheorghiu. Check out the pictures below to see images from the big event.

  Hope Boykin, Carmen de Lavallade and Joan Weill. Photo by Whitney Browne    

Hope Boykin, Carmen de Lavallade and Joan Weill. Photo by Whitney Browne

 

  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancers attend Alvin Ailey's 2014 Opening Night Gala. Photo by Dario Calmese Jr

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Dancers attend Alvin Ailey's 2014 Opening Night Gala. Photo by Dario Calmese Jr

  Hofesh Shechter, Rachael McLaren and Bruno Guillore.  Photo by Christopher Duggan.

Hofesh Shechter, Rachael McLaren and Bruno Guillore.  Photo by Christopher Duggan.

  Elaine Wynn and Robert Battle.  Photo by Christopher Duggan.

Elaine Wynn and Robert Battle.  Photo by Christopher Duggan.

  Alvin Ailey's 2014 Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Christopher Duggan

Alvin Ailey's 2014 Opening Night Gala.  Photo by Christopher Duggan

  Guests at Alvin Ailey's 2014 Opening Night Gala. Photo by Whitney Browne

Guests at Alvin Ailey's 2014 Opening Night Gala. Photo by Whitney Browne