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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Author: Alvin AileyThomas GrimmUlysses DoveJudith JamisonAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater.All authors
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [199-?]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Includes biography of Alvin Ailey.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Cultural television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Televised ballets
Televised dance
Named Person: Alvin Ailey; Alvin Ailey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Ailey; Thomas Grimm; Ulysses Dove; Judith Jamison; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.; Danmarks radio.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; RM Arts (Firm); Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 0769700225 9780769700229
OCLC Number: 45535736
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.
Credits: Cameras, Leif Larsen, Knud Pederson, Bent Walther; choreography, Alvin Ailey (works 1, 2, & 4), Ulysses Dove (3rd work); videotape editor, Bent Mørch.
Performer(s): Presenter, Judith Jamison ; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Description: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; Dolby digital ; NTSC.
Contents: Introduction by Jamison (ca. 6 min.) --
For Bird, with love (ca. 38 min.) / Choreography: Alvin Ailey, staged by Masazumi Chaya; Music: Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, and Jerome Kern; Original music: Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson; Scenery/costumes: Randy Barcelo; Lighting: Timothy Hunter; Perf. by Gary DeLoatch (Bird); Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Stephen Smith, Andre Tyson, and Dereque Whiturs (men close to him); Marilyn Banks, Debora Chase, Elizabeth Roxas, and Desire Vlad (women close to him); Dudley Williams (club manager); April Berry and Nasha Thomas (chorus girls) --
Witness (ca. 10 min.) / Choreography: Ailey, staged by Chaya; Music: traditional Negro spirituals sung by Jessye Norman [and others]; Décor: Douglas Grekin and Patrick Venn; Costume: Kirsten Lund Nielsen; Perf. by Banks --
Memoria (ca. 26 min.) / Choreography: Ailey, staged by Chaya; Music: Keith Jarrett; Costumes: Christina Giannini; Lighting: Chenault Spence; Perf. by Berry (Joyce Trisler) and others --
Episodes (ca. 22 min.) / choreography, Dove; Music: Robert Ruggieri; Costumes: Jorge Gallardo; Lighting: John B; Read; Perf. by Chase, Wesley Johnson, Rhoden, Richardson, Renee Robinson, Roxas, Smith, Vlad, and Whiturs.
Other Titles: Tribute to Alvin Ailey
For Bird - with love (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Witness (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Memoria (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Episodes (Choreographic work : Dove)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Thomas Grimm ; Danmarks Radio/ZDF/RM Arts.

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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. Includes biography of Alvin Ailey.

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