We strive to exposed our young women to social & cultural events as part of our YWLA curriculum, and this weekend 10th graders, Arissa and Rickyel were treated to a spectacular performance by the Alvin Ailey Dance Troop at the New York City Center. The tickets were a gift from Mrs. Dionne Dougall-Bass and Mr. Zachery Bass, and they were accompanied by our President, Cloyette Harris-Stoute.
This year the dance theatre is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. Here’s a bit of history:
When Alvin Ailey and a small group of African-American dancers took the stage on March 30, 1958, at New York City’s 92nd Street Y, the engagement was for one night only, but it turned out to be the start of a new era in the arts. Mr. Ailey became one of the groundbreaking greats in modern dance history, while the work of his Company grew beyond the limits of the stage to encompass education at all levels, community outreach, and cultural diplomacy. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater now embodies six decades of achievement, celebrating the human spirit with performances that unite and inspire all.
On behalf of our students and the board of directors or Guyanese Girls Rock Foundation, we would like to extend a special thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Bass for this generous donation.