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

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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.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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alvin ailey revelations. vintage. My favorite piece hands down. Ever.

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Judith Jamison. If you ever saw her dance - you will remember her hands. Powerful.

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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.

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Alvin Ailey was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC. Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th century concert dance. His company gained the nickname "Cultural Ambassador to the World" because of its extensive international touring. Ailey's choreographic masterpiece Revelations is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance.

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We can go on talking about racism and who treated whom badly, but what are you going to do about it? Are you going to wallow in that or are you going to create your own agenda? ~ Judith Jamison | Living Ma'at

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