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Ailey, Alvin

Overview
Works: 631 works in 832 publications in 3 languages and 10,704 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  History  Music  Exhibition catalogs  Film adaptations 
Roles: Choreographer, Interviewee, Dancer, Author, Performer, Compiler, Dedicatee
Classifications: GV1786.A42, 792.8
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Alvin Ailey Publications about Alvin Ailey
Publications by  Alvin Ailey Publications by Alvin Ailey
posthumous Publications by Alvin Ailey, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,234 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
Ailey dances by Alvin Ailey ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ballet performance by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and other musical performances
An evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 244 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
Tribute to Lester Horton ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 93 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
Dance on ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 81 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 76 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
Memoria ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 70 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
For Bird with love ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 67 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 memories and visions ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program black choreographer Alvin Ailey narrates a sketch of his life and the sources of his inspiration. Members of his Dance Theatre perform excerpts from his works "Cry", "Blue Suite", "Hidden Rites", and "Revelations". These and other works presented are choreographed to music which ranges from modern Blues to Classical to traditional Spirituals
Witness ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 65 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
A tribute to Alvin Ailey by Thomas Grimm ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Members of Alvin 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
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
Variations on a jazz technique by Alvin Ailey ( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An evening with Alvin Ailey ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an introduction by Alvin Ailey
Modern dance by Alvin Ailey ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 36 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
Carmen & Geoffrey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 31 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
Jazz dance collection ( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvin Ailey an evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two programs, featuring four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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 )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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