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Alvin Ailey

(b Rogers, Tex., 5 Jan. 1931; d New York, 1 Dec. 1989) US dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied in Los Angeles with Horton and later with Graham, Holm, and Weidman in ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,402 words
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...mentors and asserted their ownnew inventions in choreography and movement in the mid-1900s. Merce Cunningham ( b. 1919 ), Erick Hawkins ( 1909–1994 ), José Limón ( 1908–1972 ), Anna Sokolow ( 1910–2000 ), Alwin Nikolais ( 1910–1993 ), Paul Taylor ( b. 1930 ), and Alvin Ailey ( 1931–1989 ) in turn paved the way for choreographic greats of the Judson Church—referring to the Judson Street Church in New York, where many performances and other happenings occurred—and the postmodern era's Yvonne Rainer ( b. 1934 ), Trisha Brown ( b. 1936 ), Douglas...

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