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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Overview
Works: 603 works in 925 publications in 4 languages and 12,306 library holdings
Genres: Cultural television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Interviews  Televised dance  Documentary films  Filmed dance  Documentary television programs  Televised ballets 
Roles: Performer, Dancer, Artist, Other, Actor, Instrumentalist, Restager
Classifications: GV1786.A42, 792.8
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 698 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. Includes biography of Alvin Ailey
Beyond the steps : Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 416 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 )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 397 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 The insightful text draws on previously unpublished interviews with more than 50 key individuals.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 )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 353 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 : [a festival of modern, jazz, tap & African styles]( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 297 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
A tribute to Alvin Ailey by Alvin Ailey American Dance Center( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 278 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
An evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents two modern dance performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Judith Jamison's Divining, a piece, set to rhythmic drum music, evoking African tribal ritual; and Alvin Ailey's Revelations, which expresses the choreographer's feelings for his roots in the South
For Bird with love( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 247 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
Ailey dances by Alvin Ailey( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 180 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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater : Chroma ; Grace ; Takademe ; Revelations by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 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.'
Alvin Ailey : an evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Thomas Grimm( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant studio recording, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the country's boldest and most exciting dance company, brings its distinctive style home to you - dazzling, brash and dynamic, yet graceful and poetic. Divining was Judith Jamison's first major work as a choreographer for Alvin Ailey. The dance evokes a strong feeling for African tribal ritual and is set to hauntingly rhythmic drum music. Revelations expresses Ailey's intense feelings for his roots in the South. Here you'll see Ailey's vivid "blood memories" of the blues, spirituals, gospel music, ragtime and folk songs as well as the hard life of the Southern black during the Depression. Set to Modern Jazz, The Stack-Up takes place in modern-day Harlem. You'll witness the cruel reality of urban street life as a young man is destroyed by drugs. Cry was choreographed by Alvin Ailey in 1971 for Judith Jamison and is one of his most famous pieces. Created as a birthday present for his mother, it is Ailey's tribute to black women. You can't help feeling being moved by the struggle, the anger and most importantly, the celebration
A tribute to Alvin Ailey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 96 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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 84 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
Poem( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern dance performance based on Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem entitled: Autobiography. Video also includes interview with Sophie Maslow by James Macandrew
Free to dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of African American dance; emphasizes the role that African-American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance as an American form of art. Featuring the African American Dance Ensemble and other Black dance groups
Four choreographies by Wayne McGregor, Ronald K. Brown, Robert Battle, and Alvin Ailey : with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A program of modern dance that brings together four electrifying performances by the dancers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater! Get ready to be captivated by Wayne McGregor's sumptuous Chroma (music by Jack White and Joby Talbot), Ronald K. Brown's powerful Grace (music by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis Jr., and Fela Kuti), Robert Battle's humorous Takademe, and finally Alvin Ailey's Revelations, described by The New York Times as "one of the great works of the human spirit"!
Memoria( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 48 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
Carmen & Geoffrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 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
Witness by The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theather( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 42 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Ailey spirit : the journey of an American dance company
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Ailey spirit : the journey of an American dance companyDancing spirit : an autobiographyAlvin 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 motionAlvin Ailey American dance theater : Jack Mitchell photographs
Alternative Names
Ailey American Dance Theater.

Ailey American Dance Theater New York, NY

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Compañía de danza estadounidense

Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theater

American Dance Theater

The Alvin Ailey dance theater ballet

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