WorldCat Identities

Ailey, Alvin

Works: 407 works in 790 publications in 2 languages and 8,293 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Nonfiction films  Short films  History  Filmed performances  Filmed dance  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films 
Roles: Choreographer, Interviewee, Dancer, Performer, Author, Compiler, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: GV1786.A42, 792.84
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alvin Ailey
Ailey dances( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quatre chorégraphies exécutées par le "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater", troupe américaine fondée en 1958. Ce sont Night Creature, Cry, The Lark ascending, Revelations
Dance on by Li Ai( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Ailey discusses his organization, Dance Theater Foundation (which includes the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Alvin Ailey Dance Center School, and Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble) and the constant fund raising; his early career and Lester Horton's great influence upon him; coming to New York in 1954 to appear in House of flowers; company tours, including one to Russia; American dance influences world-wide and the roots of jazz
Carmen & Geoffrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 124 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 98 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 : [Program( Book )

82 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Ailey : memories and visions( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from the major works of choreographer Alvin Ailey as performed by his City Center Dance Theater to background music ranging from modern blues to classical music to traditional spirituals. The choreography is a reflection of the many varied influences in Alvin Ailey's life, influences that are both seen and felt through the vivid performance of the company, which includes the world-renowned artist Judith Jamison
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Jack Mitchell( Book )

65 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 66 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 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Variations on a jazz technique by Alvin Ailey( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tribute to Lester Horton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera Three presents a biographical sketch of choreographer Lester Horton. Three of his former dancers perform dances which are a part of his legacy
Modern dance by Alvin Ailey( Recording )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founder of the American Dance Theater discusses performing arts in America; Pres. Ford testifies before the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Criminal Justice regarding his pardon of former Pres. Nixon
Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz dance collection( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First World Festival of Negro Arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Dakar's 24-day Festival of Negro Arts. Depicts performances of African and American entertainers and presents displays of art works. Includes Duke Ellington, Langston Hughes, and Alvin Ailey
For bird with love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ailey, Alvin Jr

Alvin Ailey amerykański tancerz i choreograf

Alvin Ailey ballerino e coreografo statunitense

Alvin Ailey danser, choreograaf

Alvin Ailey danseur, chorégraphe, directeur de ballet

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Alvin Ailey Sumasala ken koreograpo

Alvin Ailey US-amerikanischer Tänzer und Choreograf

Елвін Ейлі

Эйли, Элвин

אלווין איילי

آلفين إيلي

آلوین ایلی

앨빈 에일리




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