Alvin Ailey


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United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)

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The upcoming project includes the rights to Jennifer Dunning's biography 'Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance'.
Having entertained an estimated 25 million people across 71 countries, the dance group will perform two diverse programmes of ballets at Dubai Opera, including Revelations, a 1960 American classic by choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is relocating from its previous site in Long Island City currently undergoing redevelopment.
"I still have an image of my face sitting in that audience," recalls Robert during a visit to Birmingham's Hippodrome Theatre where Alvin Ailey will be performing tomorrow and on Saturday as part of a UK tour.
The dance company is currently undertaking a tour of 24 American cities celebrating 50 years of Alvin Ailey's masterpiece dance creation "Revelations," which will be part of the performance program tomorrow.
The phenomenal Revelations by Alvin Ailey is one of the most viewed pieces in modern dance history, with an estimated audience of 23 million to date - and one of my favourites too!
Put in simple terms, when Alvin Ailey broke out of the racial segregation of his native Texas and created his American Dance Theater in New York in 1958 he gave black choreography identity, legitimacy.
In December 2008, the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, now officially-by act of Congress--"America's Cultural Ambassador to the World," takes the stage at New York's prestigious City Center to mark its 50th anniversary at a gala that will raise nearly $3 million in one night.
There is an extraordinary insight into African-American culture through the suite of spirituals first choreographed by Alvin Ailey in 1960.
Among them is The Dance Theater of Harlem, which was once forced to close the doors of its school and lay off its main company, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which ran up a $1.5 million deficit.
The theatre's new season begins with a visit by top New York-based dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on September 13 and 14.
Together, the photos combined with text by dance journalist Robert Tracy make a compelling account of the Alvin Ailey's dream and legacy.
Dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey founded the world famous Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
Dancing in the Alvin Ailey company Was once a dream for Vernard J.