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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founded in 1958 by Alvin Ailey, is an internationally renowned modern dance company emphasizing Western and Afrocentric concert dance. Ailey was born in Rogers ...
Bill T Jones

Bill T Jones  

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(b Bunnell, Fla., 15 Feb. 1952)US dancer, choreographer, and company director. He discovered dance while in college on a sports scholarship (State University of New York at Binghamton) and there met ...
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(1) The system of describing dances, esp. in ballet, by signs for the steps, written alongside the melodies. An early method was Arbeau's, described in his Orchésographie (1588–9). The term ...
Joffrey Ballet

Joffrey Ballet  

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US ballet company founded in New York but now based in Chicago. It grew out of the Robert Joffrey Ballet Concert, which first performed at the New York YM-YWHA in 1954. A chamber ensemble, it drew ...
Judith Jamison

Judith Jamison  

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(b Philadelphia, 10 May 1943)US dancer, choreographer, and director. She studied at the Judimar School of Dance, at the Philadelphia Dance Academy, where she was discovered by Agnes de Mille, and ...
Martha Clarke

Martha Clarke  

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(b Baltimore, 3 Jun. 1944)US dancer, choreographer, and theatre director, renowned for her multi-disciplinary approach. She studied at the Peabody Conservatory and at the Juilliard School with Tudor ...
Max Roach

Max Roach  

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B. Maxwell Lenard Roach, 10 January 1924, New Land, North Carolina, USA, d. 16 August 2007, New York City, New Yok, USA. One of the most technically gifted musicians in ...
Ming Cho Lee

Ming Cho Lee  

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(b. 1930), designer.The most influential American scenic designer during the last four decades of the 20th century, Lee was born in Shanghai and studied art at Occidental College and ...

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