WorldCat Identities

Ailey, Alvin

Overview
Works: 566 works in 871 publications in 4 languages and 11,072 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Televised dance  Cultural television programs  Nonfiction films  History  Televised ballets  Documentary films 
Roles: Choreographer, Interviewee, Dancer, Author, Performer, Compiler, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: GV1594, 792.8
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Most widely held works by Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

55 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,497 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
Ailey dances( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 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 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 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 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
Tribute to Lester Horton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 92 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
For Bird with love( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 91 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
Dance on( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 80 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
Free to dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 77 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
Alvin Ailey memories and visions( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 77 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
Dance on with Billie Mahoney( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 58 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
First World Festival of Negro Arts( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 53 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
Alvin an evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 48 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

Alvin Ailey an evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Thomas Grimm( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two programs, featuring four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Carmen & Geoffrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 40 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
A close-up in time( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the American Ballet Theatre. Includes selections and complete performances of various ballets and dances
Modern dance by Alvin Ailey( Recording )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 35 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
Jazz dance collection( Book )

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelations by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Recording )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alternative Names
Ailey, Alvin Jr

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