Alvin Ailey dancers sit one out
Alvin Ailey dancers boycotted the company’s annual gala reception at the Kennedy Center earlier this month to protest substandard wages and benefits. “It is very concerning that Ailey’s artists, predominately African-American dancers, earn much less than dancers at comparable companies with similar or even smaller budgets,” said Leonard Egert, National Executive Director of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). “Management needs to promptly address this glaring disparity.” Read more here.
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