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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Overview
Works: 492 works in 814 publications in 3 languages and 12,006 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Cultural television programs  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Televised dance  Documentary films  Filmed dance  Televised ballets  Documentary television programs  Biography 
Roles: Performer, Artist, Dancer, Actor, Choreographer
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 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,102 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 )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 453 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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combining of two programs, featuring four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an introduction by Alvin Ailey
Ailey spirit : the journey of an American dance company by Robert Tracy( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 407 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 394 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 )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents a four-day festival of dancers and dance companies held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
Ailey dances( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 257 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 129 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 )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 121 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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater : 35th anniversary season : [Program( Book )

98 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoria( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 90 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 84 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
Free to dance( Visual )

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

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. Part one focuses "on the early development of modern dance-and set against the background of the Harlem Renaissance, racial segregation and the Great Depression ... [examining] how African Americans overcame a 'segregated aesthetic' to become recognized as modern dance artists." Part two features Katherine Dunham, whose "priority is to create new choreography with her dancers." Part three examines the "1960s through the 1980s ..."--Container label
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Jack Mitchell( Book )

71 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and Danish and held by 68 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
Alvin : an evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1999 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
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

Fontessa and friends( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed for PBS' Great Performances at a three-day festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) celebrating black dance. Narrated by Geoffrey Holder, Dance Black America brings to the screen the best of black dance through the years, both concert dance by leading black choreographers, and the street and social dance that trace their roots to Africa
 
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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

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 TheaterA young dancer : the life of an Ailey studentReaching for dreams : a ballet from rehearsal to opening nightAiley Ascending : a portrait in motionLife Dances : Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 1970 to 1980