Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

This week's flick feature images from the Center Dance Arts (CDA) and the Music Center special fundraising gala in celebration of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater last month in Los Angeles at the private residence of CDA Chair Mattie McFadden-Lawson and Music Center Board of Directors member Michael A. Lawson.  More than 250 people attended the event that honored Ailey Artistic Director Judith Jamison and Ailey Artistic Director Designate Robert Battle. 

Ailey Dancers

Jane Jelenko (CDA Board President) and actor Dennis Haysbert (CDA Honorary Board Member)

Honorees Judith Jamison and Robert Battle of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Co-hosts Norm Nixon and Debbie Allen

Actor Courtney B. Vance, Debbie Allen, Glorya Kaufman (CDA Honorary Chair), dancer/choreographer Desmond Richardson

Judith Jamison, Renae Williams Niles (Director of Dance Presentations, Music Center) and Robert Battle

Avis Ridley-Thomas (wife of L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas), Robert Battle and Judith Jamison

Mattie McFadden-Lawson and Michael A. Lawson
Celebrity co-hosts for the evening included Dennis Haysbert, Debbie Allen, and her husband Norm Nixon. Dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater were also in attendance.

Many thanks to Joseph Babineaux for sharing these photos!