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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Fundraiser - CBAA

  • 02/06/2015
  • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington DC

The Cornell Black Alumni Association cordially invites you to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater fundraiser to benefit their literary grant.


Featuring the following performances: LIFT (Aszure Barton), The Pleasure of the Lesson (Robert Moses), After the Rain Pas De Deux, and Revelations.

On  February 6, 2015, The Alvin Ailey Performance will expose you to the artistic expression of  Mr. Ailey and his experiences of life in the rural south.  Many of his most memorable works are still performed today as well as new ones that draw on his inspiration. He realized his dreams of preserving the African-American cultural experience through dance.  Cornell Black Alumni Association's Literary Grant is a way to support an alumni realize their dreams through the power of words on a page.  Come and support  CBAA's Literary Grant by purchasing a ticket to see an Alvin Ailey performance in Washington D.C.  Celebrate and support the arts with Cornell Black Alumni Association during Black history month!

CBAA’s Literary Grant was developed to support CBAA alumni in their goals of publishing a book. The initial cost of publishing a book can be a hindrance to an author. CBAA’s intent is to remove that hindrance our alumni encounter by providing financial support with this grant. Fundraising for the grant will come from our own alumni and CBAA’s efforts.

The Literary Grant is awarded, by CBAA, to a dues paying CBAA member. The member will be the author of a first novel-in-progress, in 2015. Novellas and collections of closely linked short stories may also be considered for the competition.

The award is intended to:
• Stimulate creative writing among CBAA members.
• Support first time CBAA authors as they embark on publishing a novel.
• Showcase the talents of CBAA members.
• Provide an opportunity for first time CBAA authors to network with published Cornell Alumni.

For questions please contact: Chimene Liburd '92 at

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