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Clark Center Celebration

Date & Time

09/05/2019 | 6:00pm7:00pm EDT


The New York Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center
111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY Manhattan


The Clark Center for the Performing Arts (founded by Alvin Ailey) was an incredible hub of artistic expression with classes in dance theater, music and stagecraft. Performances, often free or at very low-cost, were presented by faculty and emerging choreographers. (Sadly, the center was forced to officially close its doors in 1989. Clark Center NYC, now a 501c3 nonprofit, was created in 2013 by a handful of dancers to preserve the history and legacy of their beloved Center.)

Now, the  Clark Center NYC and the New York Library for Performing Arts celebrate the legacy of the Clark Center with a dive into its rich history with video, talks and more. The event, 60 Years of The Clark Center,  will feature video from the library introduced by dancers who performed with Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Eleo Pomare and Charles Moore Dance Theatre, all of whom were associated with the Clark Center for the Performing Arts.

 You must reserve your general admission seat; do it here.


Photo Creator: Jonathan Blanc
Copyright: NYPL The New York Public Library