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Title:
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Author:
Grimm, Thomas, 1942-
Publication Information:
West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [between 1990-1999?]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In this two-part program, members of Ailey's dance company celebrate his memory by performing three works choreographed by Ailey himself, as well as a special ballet tribute choreographed by Ulysses Dove.
General Note:
A dance special featuring the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1990.

Dolby digital.

Includes biography of Alvin Ailey.
Language:
English
Contents:
p. 1. (55 min.) For bird with love / choreography by Alvin Ailey ; music, Charlie Parker ... [et al.] ; original music, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson -- Witness / choreography by Alvin Ailey ; music, traditional negro spirituals sung by Laverne Williams -- p. 2. (52 min.) Memoria / choreography by Alvin Ailey ; music, Keith Jarrett -- Episodes / choreography by Ulysses Dove ; music, Robert Ruggieri.
Personal Subject:
Added Title:
For bird with love.

Witness.

Memoria.

Episodes.
ISBN:
9780769700229
UPC:
032031002296
Format :
DVD

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Status
Central Library GV1790.A1 A484 1990ZV Adult DVD Central Library
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Frank E. Merriweather Library GV1790.A1 A484 1990ZV Adult DVD Audio Visual
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Summary

Summary

Pre-eminent African-American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey is honored in this celebratory performance. Members of his dance company perform three of his works, "For Bird, with Love," "Witness," and "Memoria." The fourth dance, choreographed by Ulysses Dove, is a ballet tribute to Ailey entitled "Episodes." Commentary for this film is provided by Judith Jamison, former principle dancer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and director of the company since Ailey's death in 1989. ~ Heather M. Fierst, Rovi


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