Michelle Obama is First to Bring Dance Theater to White House

How does dance touch you and why is this a big thing for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to get the invite to the White House?  I love dancing because it sets our our spirits free!  It’s an expression of the life force, & the Spirit which flows through us…

First Lady Michelle Obama will pay tribute to the art form of dancing by inviting The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the White House and to honor the theater’s artistic director Judith Jamison


Michelle Obama has invited dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the White House.
The performers will kick off a series celebrating American dance on September 7 as part of an event honoring the theater’s artistic director Judith Jameson.  The show, starting at 5 p.m. in White House’s East Room, will feature a number of styles, including ballet, contemporary and hip-hop.

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24 Responses to Michelle Obama is First to Bring Dance Theater to White House

  1. The White House Dance Series: A Tribute to Judith Jamison Performance

  2. Ametia says:

    TAVIS SMILEY | Guest: Judith Jamison | PBS

  3. Judith Jamison is giving Flotus the props for recognizing the vision!


  4. God bless Flotus & God bless Judith Jamison!

    • Ametia says:

      Creativity is a gift from God. Most folks know that. Notice the what takes as hit when schools go throught budget cuts. They almost always go after the Arts programs. We can’t have that.

  5. Oh, this is giving me chills! (Wade In The Water)

  6. I’m loving it. Super Crew is up..

  7. Live Stream: The White House Dance Series: A Tribute to Judith Jamison


  8. rikyrah says:

    please let this be on tv

  9. Ametia says:

    Hello! Loving this post. Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and Judith Jamison are my absolute favorite dance company.

    It’s important because they are a premiere dance company and a part of American culture.

    Being the first in a series of dance companies to get invited to the WH, they set a precedent for other dance companies to follow.

    In 1999, Judith Jamison received a Kennedy Centers Honors Award, but getting invited to the White House as the first dance comapny, that is the ULTIMATE medal. IMHO. Kudos! I can’t wait until this series airs.

    • First Lady Michelle Obama rocks! I absolutely love it.

    • Ametia says:

      FLOTUS, totally rocks, and she is a ROCK, a ladyof grace, humor, and authentic kindness. I love her too!

      Judith Jamison and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater are the true dance stars.

      • I’m loving this change! Michelle is representing & showing a part of American culture that some don’t know exist.

        Big Up to First Lady Michelle!

      • Ametia says:

        Indeed! AADT is as American as apple pie and Chevolet.

        Dance is a form of worship, particularly a huge swath of this style of dance.

        For me, worship is truly were your heart is, not necessarily in a building or temple. AADT does provide this kind of experience.

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