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An Evening with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

An Evening with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is the country's boldest and most exciting dance company - dazzling, brash and dynamic, yet graceful and poetic. The first of four brilliant studio productions encountered here, 'Divining', was Judith Jamison's first major work as a choreographer for Alvin Ailey. Set to hauntingly rhythmic drum music, the dance evokes a strong feeling for African tribal ritual. 'Revelations' expresses Ailey's intense feelings for his Southern roots. Here you'll see Ailey's vivid "blood memories" of the blues, spirituals, gospel music, ragtime and folk songs as well as the hard life of the Southern African-American during the Depression. Taking place in modern-day Harlem Set and set to modern jazz, 'The Stack-Up' depicts the cruel reality of urban street life as a young man is destroyed by drugs. Choreographed by Alvin Ailey for Judith Jamison in 1971, 'Cry', is one of his most famous pieces. Created as a birthday present for his mother, it is Ailey's tribute to black women.

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    Title: An Evening with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
    Genre: New Age
    Release Date: 2/24/2015
    Product Type: Blu-ray
    Region: B
    Catalog #: 108154
    UPC: 807280815498
    Item #: 1465760X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 2/24/2015
    Studio: Accentus