This iconic dance troupe was founded by dancer, choreographer, visionary and activist Alvin Ailey in 1958. With the intent of creating a unified school of modern movement that drew from dynamic and diverse artistic realms and Southern and Black cultural influences. Ailey's was one of the first troupes to feature a multi-racial corps of dancers, and it has grown to establish itself in the cornerstone of American dance. Through artistic excellence and world touring, Ailey's vision helped
break down racial barriers within the concert dance world. Their work carries on Ailey's vision to this day, presenting world-class modern dancers performing vital choreographic works both canonical and new across the globe, carrying the spirit and mission of one of America's great artists.
Every year, Rockefeller Center turns into a winter wonderland with the Rockefeller Center Ice Rink. From November through the month of May, people of all ages enjoy ice skating, individual lessons, host private parties or plan for the holiday season with an ice rink engagement.
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Rockefeller CenterDecember 26, 2014 7:00 PM
45 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10020
The lighting of this famous giant Christmas tree is a grand event, televised from coast-to-coast, kicking off the holiday season. Housed in the Rockefeller Center, the tree is elegantly lit during the Christmas season. The ceremony takes place at the end of November each year. The entire area gets extremely crowded, so come early if you want to see the charm of it all. If you miss it, the tree is lit every night through December.
Magical worlds collide in Into The Woods when fairy tale characters from the Brothers Grimm repertoire, including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Little Red Riding Hood, intermix. The musical follows the story of a man named Baker and his wife, whose plans to start a family are foiled by a witch's curse. As the narrative unfolds, stories of several fairy tales clash in one complex, overarching plot that includes performances of songs such as "A Very Nice Prince," "Second Midnight" and "Ever After.