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 American Dance Company

Alvin Ailey American Dance Company

Linda Celeste Sims in Alvin Ailey's 'Cry.' Photo by Paul Kolnik

Linda Celeste Sims in Alvin Ailey's 'Cry.' Photo by Paul Kolnik

"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work."   --- Alvin Ailey  Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer and activist who popularized modern dance and revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.

Alvin Ailey

"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work." --- Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer and activist who popularized modern dance and revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958 by dancer, choreographer and visionary Alvin Ailey, to bring African-Amer

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was founded in 1958 by dancer, choreographer and visionary Alvin Ailey, to bring African-Amer

Alvin Ailey does Revelations

Alvin Ailey does Revelations

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

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

Judith Jamison and Mikhail Baryshnikov dance together during a 1976 press conference to announce the premiere of “Pas de Duke,” a duet choreographed for them by Alvin Ailey set to the music of Duke Ellington.

Judith Jamison and Mikhail Baryshnikov dance together during a 1976 press conference to announce the premiere of “Pas de Duke,” a duet choreographed for them by Alvin Ailey set to the music of Duke Ellington.

Ahh, Judith Jameson. So amazing.  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Paul Kolnik

Ahh, Judith Jameson. So amazing. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Paul Kolnik

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