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 (ā′lē, ī′lē), Alvin, Jr. 1931-1989.
American choreographer whose works combine the styles of modern dance, ballet, jazz, and traditional African dance.
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Noun1.Ailey - United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)
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Company connection: Fordham University and The Ailey School offer a joint BFA program.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will head to Dubai Opera from October 4-6, with five scheduled performances.
Surrounded by powerful civil rights momentum, a 29-year-old Alvin Ailey created an ode to the resilience of the human spirit: Revelations.
It would seem the timing could hardly be more apt for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's new civil rights-themed piece, "Odetta,'' a tribute to the late folk singer often referred to as the voice of the civil rights movement.
The Eugene Ballet Company brought the strong and beautiful Ailey II dancers of New York City's Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to the Hult Center on Wednesday night.
This time, though, will be the last: the last time as a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre that she holds the white parasol above the baptism scene in Revelations, the last time she and her yellow dress help turn the whole Theatre into a rocking church.
Ailey was partially paralysed, left blind and unable to swallow.
Pointing to future of dance risks Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Newcastle Theatre Royal IT was the reliable Alvin Ailey crowd-pleasing classics, which raised the loudest cheers.
WHEN Alvin Ailey last performed two nights in Newcastle I went to see the company on both occasions - I enjoyed it so much.
Put in simple terms, when Alvin Ailey broke out of the racial segregation of his native Texas and created his American Dance Theater in New York in 1958 he gave black choreography identity, legitimacy.
JAMAR Roberts saw the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform in his home city of Miami just once - but it was enough for him to know this was the company for him.