WorldCat Identities

Ailey, Alvin

Overview
Works: 581 works in 1,017 publications in 5 languages and 12,161 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Cultural television programs  Televised dance  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Autobiographies  Televised ballets  Filmed dance  Documentary films 
Roles: Choreographer, Interviewee, Dancer, Author, Performer, Compiler, Contributor, Other, Dedicatee, Director
Classifications: GV1786.A42, 792.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 701 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
Dance on( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 285 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; 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
An evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 267 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
A tribute to Alvin Ailey by Alvin Ailey American Dance Center( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Members of Alvin Ailey's dance company celebrate his memory by performing three works he choreographed as well as a special ballet tribute choreographed by Ulysses Dove. Each piece is introduced by Judith Jamison
Ailey dances by Alvin Ailey( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and English and held by 235 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 182 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 between 2016 and 2019 in 3 languages 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 )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two programs, featuring four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an introduction by Ailey
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
Tribute to Lester Horton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 79 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
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
Jericho-Jim Crow by Langston Hughes( Recording )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs and excerpts from the off-Broadway musical "Jerico Jim Crow" by Langston Hughes recorded at a special performance at the Riverside Church
Alvin Ailey : memories and visions( Visual )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 67 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
First World Festival of Negro Arts( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 61 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
Memoria( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 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
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 48 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"!
Carmen & Geoffrey( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, two living legends in the world of American dance, are the subjects of this intimate and revealing documentary. Carmen achieved notoriety in the early 1950s, as a lead dancer of incomparable beauty and grace with Alvin Ailey's American Dance Theater. Geoffrey, large in life and an elemental force on stage, found fame not only as a dancer but also as an actor (Live and Let Die), soda spokesman ("œthe Un-Colaaaaa..."#x9D;) and theater director (The Wiz). He and Carmen met in 1954 and married a year later. Filmed over several years in the United States, Trinidad and Paris, this exquisite documentary features candid interviews and glorious dance performances, with legends like Alvin Ailey, Herbert Ross, Lester Horton, Joe Layton, Duke Ellington and Josephine Baker, demonstrating the amazing talent and uninterrupted creativity of these icons of dance
Witness by The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theather( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in Undetermined and English and held by 40 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
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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Alternative Names
Ailey, Alvin Jr

Ailey, Alvin Jr. 1931-1989

Alvin Ailey American dancer, choreographer and activist

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Alvin Ejli

Елвін Ейлі

Эйли Алвин

Эйли, Элвин

אלווין איילי

آلفين إيلي

آلوین ایلی

ਐਲਵਿਨ ਏਲੇ

ஆல்வின் அய்லி

앨빈 에일리

アルビン・エイリー

阿尔文·艾利

艾文·艾

艾文艾利

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