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A hymn for Alvin Ailey

Author: Orlando BagwellJudith JamisonAnna Deavere SmithSylvia WatersGeorge FaisonAll authors
Publisher: Columbus, Ohio : National Black Programming Consortium, [1999]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Footage of the ballet Hymn, performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is interspersed with archival footage and interviews with friends and family telling the story of Alvin Ailey and his influence on American modern dance.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Biography
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Televised dance
Named Person: Alvin Ailey; Alvin Ailey
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orlando Bagwell; Judith Jamison; Anna Deavere Smith; Sylvia Waters; George Faison; Robert Ruggieri; Michael Chin; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.). Educational Resources Center.; ROJA Productions.; National Black Programming Consortium.
OCLC Number: 172854256
Notes: Originally telecast in 1999 by PBS on Great Performances, Dance in America.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Chin ; editor, Jean Tsien ; original music "Hymn" producer and composer, Robert Ruggieri.
Performer(s): Interviewees: Judith Jamison, Anna Deavere Smith, Sylvia Waters, George Faison.
Dance performed by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Event notes: Recorded at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, SUNY Purchase Performing Arts Center, Sylvia Waters' house.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Other Titles: Hymn (Choreographic work : Jamison)
Dance in America (Television program)
Great performances (WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.))
Responsibility: based on the ballet Hymn ; conceived and choreographed by Judith Jamison ; text created and performed by Anna Deavere Smith ; producer, director, writer, Orlando Bagwell ; a co-production of ROJA Productions and Thirteen/WNET.

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Footage of the ballet Hymn, performed at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, is interspersed with archival footage and interviews with friends and family telling the story of Alvin Ailey and his influence on American modern dance.

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