It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dudley Williams, a beloved member of the Ailey family, has passed away.
“Dudley was an amazing artist and a true friend who was devoted to Alvin Ailey,” states Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison. “He danced sublimely and with extraordinary musicality and technique during his four decades with the Ailey company. He always looked like he was floating – literally ‘on air.’ And, he had a great wit, referring to himself as an ‘Eveready battery.’ We will always remember the dignity, wry humor and quality of his dancing – and how he moved all of us with his artistry.”
To celebrate his renowned career of artistry, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s performance on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater will be dedicated to Mr. Williams. In his honor, there will be a special performance of “A Song for You” from Mr. Ailey’s ‘Love Songs.’
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