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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Overview
Works: 500 works in 833 publications in 4 languages and 12,019 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Cultural television programs  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Televised dance  Documentary films  Filmed dance  Documentary television programs  Televised ballets  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Artist, Dancer, Actor
Classifications: GV1786.A42, 792.84
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

32 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this two-part program, members of Ailey's dance company celebrate his memory by performing three works choreographed by Ailey himself, as well as a special ballet tribute choreographed by Ulysses Dove
Beyond the steps : Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the extraordinary dancers and renowned choreographers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as they do everything it takes to keep modern dance fresh and a legacy alive"--Container
Ailey spirit : the journey of an American dance company by Robert Tracy( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the course of 45 years, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has evolved from a small group of young, African-American dancers traveling the country in a station wagon to what is widely considered the premier modern dance company in the world. Today, the Ailey is also a national cultural institution, comprising two performing companies; an accredited school with classes for children, pre-professional students and dance enthusiasts; and community outreach programs. Ailey Spirit pauses to reflect on the company's incredible journey as it nears its midcentury mark. An eye-opening array of photographs from the best dance photographers illuminates the performances and artistic creations of every decade; the dancers and choreographers; the travels and challenges; and the creation of new work. The insightful text draws on previously unpublished interviews with more than 50 key individuals. Ailey Spirit offers readers a vision of the energy that infuses every season; the commitment to artistic excellence and education; and the artists through whom the Ailey legacy continues to evolve in a new century.--Publisher description
Never stand still( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary dancers and choreographers Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Suzanne Farrell, Mark Morris, Judith Jamison and Bill Irwin appear alongside new innovators to reveal the passion, discipline, and daring of the world of dance in Never Stand Still. Filmed at the iconic Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, this thrilling documentary features amazing performances by world-renowned dancers interwoven with intimate interviews, behind-the-scenes insights, and rare archival footage
Dance Black America( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a four-day festival of dancers and dance companies held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The festival presented the oldest and the biggest to the newest and smallest Black companies and celebrated the evolution of Black dance from the sly parody of plantation quadrilles known as the Cakewalk to the contemporary sophistication of the Alvin Ailey Company
Ailey dances by Alvin Ailey( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ballet performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and other musical performances
Carmen & Geoffrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and revealing documentary that follows the careers of Carmen de Lavallade, a dynamic dancer and choreographer from California, and her husband Geoffrey Holder, an actor, dancer, choreographer, and theater director. Filmed in the United States, Trinidad, and Paris, and featuring interviews and dance performances with legends such as Alvin Alley, Herbert Ross, Lester Horton, Joe Layton, Duke Ellington, and Josephine Baker
For Bird with love( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931 -1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements, and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces to "black" music by using elements of blues, spirituals, jazz, and soul
Witness( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces to 'black' music by using elements of blues, spirituals, jazz, and soul
Memoria( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements, and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces to "black" music by using elements of blues, spirituals, jazz, and soul
Episodes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements, and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz, and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces to "black" music by using elements of blues, spirituals, jazz, and soul
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater : Chroma ; Grace ; Takademe ; Revelations( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in Undetermined and English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This release gives listeners a chance to witness an iconic masterpiece of American dance. Alvin Ailey's Revelations has been described by the New York Times as 'one of the great works of the human spirit.'
Free to dance( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series on the history of African American dance with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance. Featured dance companies include The African American Dance Ensemble, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Forces of Nature Dance Theater, Garth Fagan Dance and Urban Bush Women
Alvin : an evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hymn for Alvin Ailey : based on the ballet "Hymn"( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, this one hour special incorporates archival footage and interviews with friends and family to tell the story of a man who transformed the experience of his life and his culture to become a trailblazer of American modern dance."--Container
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Jack Mitchell( Book )

33 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductions of choreography; they represent a fusion of choreographic and photographic techniques yielding artworks of enduring value." This volume is a photographic chronicle by Mitchell of the Ailey troupe from its early years to its flourishing present under the artistic direction of Judith Jamison. Here are the classic photographs of Ailey's signature dance works, "Blues Suite" and "Revelations," as well as striking images of revered Ailey dancers Carmen de
Revelations by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Recording )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Floor-barre on Broadway sculpts the body( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zena Rommett conducts a class of her floor-barre technique for a group of professional dancers. The exercises are designed to improve mastery of classical ballet technique, prevent and rehabilitate injuries, correct body alignment, and strengthen muscles and joints
A tribute to Alvin Ailey by Alvin Ailey( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Ailey played a key role in the growth of modern dance in America. In this is two-part program, members of Ailey's dance company celebrate his memory by performing three works choreographed by him
 
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Ailey spirit : the journey of an American dance company
Alternative Names
Ailey American Dance Theater.

Ailey American Dance Theater New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Compañía de danza estadounidense

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dance troupe

Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theater

American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey dance theater ballet

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Ailey spirit : the journey of an American dance companyDancing revelations : Alvin Ailey's embodiment of African American cultureAlvin Ailey American Dance TheaterReaching for dreams : a ballet from rehearsal to opening nightA young dancer : the life of an Ailey studentAiley Ascending : a portrait in motionLife Dances : Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 1970 to 1980