Ailey II in Hudson!

This summer, Ailey II (the younger version of the world-renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) will visit Hudson for an exciting weekend of free community programming for all ages at the Hudson Area Library. To start the celebration, former Ailey Associate Artistic Director, Masazumi Chaya will participate in a panel discussion and film screening of the 2021 Ailey documentary, a beautiful portrait of legendary choreographer, Alvin Ailey. Then, professional dancers from Ailey II will lead two masterclass dance workshops for local Columbia County youth of various ages and skill levels. Finally, the Ailey II dancers will share a gorgeous public dance performance for all members of the community – a rare and wonderful opportunity to see some of the most talented dancers in the world, right here in Hudson.

Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Friday, July 28, 5:30pm
Youth Masterclass Dance Workshops: Saturday, July 29, 11am (beginner level, ages 7 – 12) and 12:30pm (advanced/intermediate level, ages 10 – 18)
Ailey II Public Dance Performance: Saturday, July 29, 2pm

Location: In person, Hudson Area Library Community Room

Registration: Registration is required for all of these events, and space is limited! To register, email or call 518-828-1792 x101

This program is presented in partnership with JCINTIME, LLC and Operation Unite NY and it is supported by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Fund for Columbia County.


Jul 29 2023


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Hudson Area Library
Hudson Area Library
51 North 5th Street, Hudson, NY, USA
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