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  • Hymn – Judith Jamison

    Hymn – Judith Jamison

    In tribute to Alvin Ailey four years after his passing, Hymn celebrates the man who brought the black experience to the stage, allowing it an expression that helped to popularize modern dance. Ailey’s humanistic legacy has made a lasting mark on the world of dance. Unquestionably his vision has been realized. Choreographed by Judith Jamison, the score for Hymn is based on interviews with the dancers. Despite whatever opinion you have of Hymn, please click like if you appreciate Alvin […]

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  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Excerpt from Episodes

    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Excerpt from Episodes

    Dramatic, intense, forceful, and passionate choreography! The description that comes to mind when watching this excerpt from Episodes, choreographed by Ulysses Dove, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. If ever there was perfection on stage, this is it. Clifton Brown is flawless…as are the two female dancers. You see and feel the intensity not only in their movements and expressions but even when their movements are frozen in space. Everything about this piece including not only the dancers, but the music, […]

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  • Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s Signature Work

    Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s Signature Work

    Revelations, Alvin Ailey’s signature work, expresses a range of human emotion which exemplified the African-America experience in the early history of the United States. Different from its original format, Revelations as we know it today is in three parts. It begins with “songs that yearn for deliverance, that speak of trouble and of this world’s trials and tribulations”, as expressed in Ailey’s own words The next part portrays a baptism of purification, while the last is an up-lifting, hopeful celebration […]

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