ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATRE: Tribute to Alvin Ailey (A)

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Memoria
Choreographer: Ailey, Alvin

Joyce Trisler: Berry, April

Television Director: Grimm, Thomas
Lighting Designer: Spence, Chenault
Costume Designer: Giannini, A. Christina

Episodes
Choreographer: Dove, Ulysses


Television Director: Grimm, Thomas
Set/Stage Designer: Grekin, Douglas
Set/Stage Designer: Venn, Patrick
Costume Designer: Gallardo, Jorge

For Bird With Love
Choreographer: Ailey, Alvin


Television Director: Grimm, Thomas
Lighting Designer: Hunter, Tim
Set/Stage Designer: Barcelo, Randy
Costume Designer: Barcelo, Randy

Witness
Choreographer: Ailey, Alvin


Television Director: Grimm, Thomas
Lighting Designer: Hunter, Tim
Costume Designer: Nielsen, Kirsten Lund

Date of Concert: 1990
Playing Time: 01:46:25
Catalogue Number: 100144
UPC: 4006680101446

For the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey (1931–1989) dance is an international art which discloses itself to all people because it doesn't require any spoken language. Everywhere that the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre appeared, the audiences greeted the harmonic beauty, the dynamic movements and the dance-like expression of the soloists with great enthusiasm.

Ailey choreographed 79 ballets and developed his own style using modern dance, jazz and classical ballet. His pieces relate amusing and earnest stories of the black inhabitants of North America. His choreographs are an expression of their deep faith as well as their grace, their sorrow and their joy of living. And of course they have a special energy and sensuality because Ailey mainly choreographed his pieces to "black" music by using elements of blues, spirituals, jazz and soul.

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