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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – photographs

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – photographs

    A beautiful collection of Alvin Ailey American Theater photographs. A larger dose of plain ole reminiscing. And a whole lot of nostalgia for what used to be… in hopes that it can return. When Alvin Ailey died in 1989, Judith Jamison became the artistic director. But even though the company is hardly lacking in talent and charisma, the company’s vision has come into question. Some feel that as a representative of the African American culture, AADT is losing its momentum […]

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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – photograph montage

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – photograph montage

    A montage of photographs of the phenomenal, inspirational Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. How can anyone not love this company that so changed the landscape of how we view our culture. Thank you, Alvin Ailey, for giving us a better understanding of the history of our country and of a people who, despite seemingly insurmountable difficulties, gave us a legacy of hope, faith, and love of country. Is there any more cherished a tribute than the acknowledgement of a life […]

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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Revelations

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Revelations

    If you haven’t seen Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, even if you have no particular interest in modern dance, then take this occasion to view this two-and-a-half-minute video. Revelations, which premiered in 1960, gives us history, our (U.S.) history, with a graceful blending of African-American culture; exquisite dance; rousing spirituals, blues, song-sermons, and gospel music; and powerful storytelling. Revelations is a tribute to the interminable spirit of a people, a people who despite unbearable hardships and unspeakable grief never lost hope. The […]

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  • Alvin Ailey Dance Theater – Dudley Williams

    Alvin Ailey Dance Theater – Dudley Williams

    After the longest dancing career of any known dancer in the United States, Dudley Williams retired in 2005. As demanding as dance is, Williams seemed to have the type of body that refused to give up. Though he tried several times to audition with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Ailey refused him, feeling he was more destined for ballet. However, Williams was finally accepted and was with the Ailey company until Ailey’s death in 1989 and beyond. It wasn’t […]

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