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Profile: Alvin Ailey

Profile: Alvin Ailey [videorecording]

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Moving imageUse in library *MGZIC 9-3076Performing Arts Research Collections - Dance


Additional Authors
  • Beatty, Talley
  • Ailey, Alvin.
  • Ipiotis, Celia.
  • Dunham, Katherine
  • Bush, Jeffrey C.
  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
  • ARC Videodance (Firm)
1 videocassette (U-matic, NTSC) (29 min.) : sd., col.; 3/4 in.
Alvin Ailey looks back upon his long career as dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of his own company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Among the subjects he discusses are his early work with Lester Horton, and his study of Horton technique; the contribution of Jack Cole; his study of Method Acting with Stella Adler; Anna Sokolow's influence in leading him to a "new tangent"; the special qualities of black dancers; his attempts to build a multiracial company and to preserve works by black choreographers such as Katherine Dunham; his efforts to help younger choreographers such as Talley Beatty; and the development of an audience for dance among the black community. Dance excerpts depict Ailey's Revelations and Beatty's The stack-up, from the videorecording An evening with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Katherine Dunham rehearsing the Ailey company in preparation for the evening-length program The magic of Katherine Dunham.
Series Statement
Eye on dance ; 290
Uniform Title
Stack-up (Choreographic work : Beatty)
  • Produced by ARC Videodance as part of the television series Eye on dance. Recorded on location at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, New York, on April 26, 1989. Telecast on October 7, 1989. Producers: Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush. Video director: Richard Sheridan. Program director: Celia Ipiotis. Technical director: Jeff Bush. Host: Celia Ipiotis.
Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3076
Profile: Alvin Ailey [videorecording]
Eye on dance ; 290
Local Subject
Television. Profile: Alvin Ailey.
Television. Eye on dance.
Modern dance -- Technique -- Horton.
Local Subject
Television. An evening with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Added Author
Beatty, Talley, choreographer.
Ailey, Alvin. ive, choreographer.
Ipiotis, Celia. Host. Producer. Director
Dunham, Katherine, choreographer. Teacher
Bush, Jeffrey C. Producer. Director
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
ARC Videodance (Firm)
Ailey, Alvin. Revelations
Added Title
Stack-up (Choreographic work : Beatty)
Research Call Number
*MGZIC 9-3076
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