Alvin ailey

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performing their signature and most famous suite, Revelations.

'Revelations' review: Alvin Ailey's masterpiece of modern American dance

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performing their signature and most famous suite, Revelations.

Alvin Ailey~Ailey's choreographic masterpiece Revelations is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. In 1977, Ailey was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988, just one year before his death.

Alvin Ailey~Ailey's choreographic masterpiece Revelations is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. In 1977, Ailey was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988, just one year before his death.

BRIANA REED in ALVIN AILEY’S CRY. Photo by R....

BRIANA REED in ALVIN AILEY’S CRY. Photo by R....

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 - December 1, 1989)

Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 - December 1, 1989)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Company

Alvin Ailey American Dance Company

alvin ailey dancers ~ Revelations... my favorite!  Brings me to tears every time I see it performed.

alvin ailey dancers ~ Revelations... my favorite! Brings me to tears every time I see it performed.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Judith Jamison, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Vintage Poster

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater - Vintage Poster

"I dance because I have to. There’s nothing that fills me more, gives me more pleasure...Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater travels all over the U.S. and we have been to over 71 countries on six continents, and being able to share your gift with people who just love the art of dance is a pleasure and a blessing." --Hope Boykin Photo by Matthew Karas

"I dance because I have to. There’s nothing that fills me more, gives me more pleasure...Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater travels all over the U.S. and we have been to over 71 countries on six continents, and being able to share your gift with people who just love the art of dance is a pleasure and a blessing." --Hope Boykin Photo by Matthew Karas

Alvin Ailey Professional Division. Photo by c Kyle Froman Photography

Alvin Ailey Professional Division. Photo by c Kyle Froman Photography

Alvin Ailey

Judith Jamison, Cry (Alvin Ailey). Photograph by Max Waldman, New York, 1976.

Judith Jamison, Cry (Alvin Ailey). Photograph by Max Waldman, New York, 1976.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founded by African American choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey.

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founded by African American choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey.

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