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Ailey, Alvin

Overview
Works: 445 works in 825 publications in 3 languages and 9,591 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction television programs  Cultural television programs  Televised dance  Interviews  Televised ballets  Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Filmed dance 
Roles: Choreographer, Interviewee, Dancer, Performer, Author, Compiler, Contributor, Dedicatee
Classifications: GV1786.A42, 792.84
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Most widely held works by Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this two-part program, members of Ailey's dance company celebrate his memory by performing three works choreographed by Ailey himself, as well as a special ballet tribute choreographed by Ulysses Dove
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combining of two programs, featuring four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an introduction by Alvin Ailey
Ailey dances( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quatre chorégraphies exécutées par le "Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater", troupe américaine fondée en 1958. Ce sont Night Creature, Cry, The Lark ascending, Revelations
Carmen & Geoffrey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and revealing documentary that follows the careers of Carmen de Lavallade, a dynamic dancer and choreographer from California, and her husband Geoffrey Holder, an actor, dancer, choreographer, and theater director. Filmed in the United States, Trinidad, and Paris, and featuring interviews and dance performances with legends such as Alvin Alley, Herbert Ross, Lester Horton, Joe Layton, Duke Ellington, and Josephine Baker
For Bird with love( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in Undetermined and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931 -1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements, and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces to "black" music by using elements of blues, spirituals, jazz, and soul
Witness( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces to 'black' music by using elements of blues, spirituals, jazz, and soul
Memoria( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements, and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm. Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces to "black" music by using elements of blues, spirituals, jazz, and soul
Alvin Ailey : memories and visions( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from the major works of choreographer Alvin Ailey as performed by his City Center Dance Theater to background music ranging from modern blues to classical music to traditional spirituals. The choreography is a reflection of the many varied influences in Alvin Ailey's life, influences that are both seen and felt through the vivid performance of the company, which includes the world-renowned artist Judith Jamison
Free to dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of African American dance, with emphasis on the role that African American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance. Part one focuses "on the early development of modern dance-and set against the background of the Harlem Renaissance, racial segregation and the Great Depression ... [examining] how African Americans overcame a 'segregated aesthetic' to become recognized as modern dance artists." Part two features Katherine Dunham, whose "priority is to create new choreography with her dancers." Part three examines the "1960s through the 1980s ..."--Container label
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater : [Program( Book )

73 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater by Jack Mitchell( Book )

65 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproductions of choreography; they represent a fusion of choreographic and photographic techniques yielding artworks of enduring value." This volume is a photographic chronicle by Mitchell of the Ailey troupe from its early years to its flourishing present under the artistic direction of Judith Jamison. Here are the classic photographs of Ailey's signature dance works, "Blues Suite" and "Revelations," as well as striking images of revered Ailey dancers Carmen de
Tribute to Lester Horton( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera Three presents a biographical sketch of choreographer Lester Horton. Three of his former dancers perform dances which are a part of his legacy
Variations on a jazz technique by Alvin Ailey( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvin : an evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A close-up in time( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the American Ballet Theatre. Includes selections and complete performances of various ballets and dances
Tribute to Lester Horton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camera Three presents a biographical sketch of choreographer Lester Horton. Three of his former dancers perform dances which are a part of his legacy
Modern dance by Alvin Ailey( Recording )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The founder of the American Dance Theater discusses performing arts in America; Pres. Ford testifies before the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Criminal Justice regarding his pardon of former Pres. Nixon
Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater( Book )

31 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz dance collection( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First World Festival of Negro Arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Dakar's 24-day Festival of Negro Arts. Depicts performances of African and American entertainers and presents displays of art works
 
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Alternative Names
Ailey, Alvin Jr

Alvin Ailey amerykański tancerz i choreograf

Alvin Ailey ballerino e coreografo statunitense

Alvin Ailey danser, choreograaf

Alvin Ailey danseur, chorégraphe, directeur de ballet

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Alvin Ailey Sumasala ken koreograpo

Alvin Ailey US-amerikanischer Tänzer und Choreograf

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Эйли, Элвин

אלווין איילי

آلفين إيلي

آلوین ایلی

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