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FCLC Seniors Prepare for Final Ailey/Fordham Recital

Contact: Janet Sassi

Ailey/Fordham students at BFA Fundraiser concert.
Photo by Chris Taggart
Twenty Fordham College at Lincoln Center seniors, members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater/Fordham University BFA program, will give their final performances on Saturday, April 12 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.

The students will take part in the world premiere of Prologue for Five Songs by choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi, former principal artist with the Martha Graham Dance Company and director of Ailey’s Graham-based modern dance department. Other works to be performed include Pigs and Fishes by Elisa Monte, Tomorrow by Doug Varone and Exodus by Ronald K. Brown.

Since 1998, the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, in partnership with Fordham, has offered an innovative, highly competitive bachelor of fine arts degree in dance, rooted in an exceptional liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition.

Students study at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus and at the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation’s Joan Weill Center for Dance in Manhattan. The four-year, 153-credit degree enables students to develop into highly versatile dancers and well-educated adults, and offers New York City venues for performances.

Students in the senior class have apprenticed under Ronald K. Brown, Complexions, Pascal Rioult, and Urban Bushwomen. Ticket information is available on the Fordham alumni website.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 14,700 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a commuter campus in Westchester, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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