The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performing their signature and most famous suite, Revelations.

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs "Revelations" - photo: Paul Kolnik

"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work."   --- Alvin Ailey  Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer and activist who popularized modern dance and revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey, African American choreographer and activist, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in NYC. Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African American participation

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jacqueline Green and Jamar Roberts. Photo by Andrew Eccles

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, The Hunt, Choreographer: Robert Battle, Dancers: James Boyd and Glenn Allen Sims, Photo: Andrew Eccles

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Judith Jamison, Cry (Alvin Ailey). Photograph by Max Waldman, New York, 1976.

Judith Jamison in Alvin Ailey’s Cry, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Photo by Max Waldman ~~~ the movement here.

Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 - December 1, 1989)

Alvin Ailey, founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. The choreographic masterpiece 'Revelations' is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. Alvin Ailey received the Kennedy Center Honors in

Judith Jamison. If you ever saw her dance - you will remember her hands. Powerful.

Honoree: Judith Jamison I have never experienced any performance of Revelations by the Ailey Dance Troupe, as I sat there watching the beauty of Judith Jamison. dancer, choreographer, and Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; dir. Judith Jamison (City Center. 2001)

Fell in love with this company at the age of The 1 the only Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater