The Ailey company honored Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya on Tuesday evening at City Center in New York. Anyone familiar with the company and Chaya's role in it understands why they would choose to honor him, he's beyond a fixture in the company. Jennifer Dunning covered the event for today's New York Times:
"Chaya, as he is known throughout the dance world, is now its beloved associate artistic director. On Tuesday night at City Center, the troupe honored him on his 35th anniversary at Ailey, with film and reminiscences from the stage by colleagues includingJudith Jamison , the 1970s Ailey star who directs the company."
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And did I mention that the Ailey company is coming to Boston February 7-10?