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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 ...

Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey  

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(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 New York, making his ...
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 ...
Blues Suite

Blues Suite  

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Modern dance in one act with choreography by Ailey, set to traditional blues music, arranged and sung by Brother John Sellers. Premiered 30 Mar. 1958 by the Alvin Ailey Company at the 92nd Street ...
Revelations

Revelations  

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Modern dance work in one act with choreography by Ailey, a score based on traditional black religious music (spirituals, Holy blues, etc.) arr. Howard Roberts, and design by Ves Harper. Premiered 31 ...
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 ...
Cry

Cry  

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Solo modern dance with choreography by Ailey, music by Alice Coltrane, Laura Nyro, and Voices of East Harlem, and lighting by Chenault Spence. Premiered 4 May 1971 by the Alvin Ailey company at City ...
choreographer

choreographer  

One who makes dances. The person responsible for creating and arranging the steps and patterns of a dance work.
Jennifer Dunning

Jennifer Dunning  

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(b New York, 4 Feb. 1942)US dance writer. She studied ballet and modern dance and in 1977 became critic and reporter for the New York Times. Her publications include But First a School: The First ...
Carmen DeLavallade

Carmen DeLavallade  

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(born 6 March 1931 in Los Angeles), American dancer, choreographer, and actress. Known primarily for her work with Lester Horton, Alvin Ailey, and her husband, Geoffrey Holder, de Lavallade has ...
Robert Powell

Robert Powell  

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(b Hawaii, 1941; d New York, 24 Oct. 1977)US dancer. He studied at the High School of Performing Arts in New York and began dancing with the Martha Graham company in 1958, eventually becoming a ...
Ali Pourfarrokh

Ali Pourfarrokh  

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(b Kermanshah, 27 Nov. 1938)Iranian dancer, ballet master, and ballet director. He studied at the Tehran Dance Academy and at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School in New York, the School of American ...
Ralph Lemon

Ralph Lemon  

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(b Minnesota, 1953)US dancer and choreographer. He studied at the University of Minnesota and with Nancy Hauser, dancing with her company (1977–9). He moved to New York and danced with various ...
Kinetic Molpai

Kinetic Molpai  

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Modern dance work in eleven sections with choreography by Ted Shawn and music by Jess Meeker. Premiered 5 Oct. 1935 by Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers at Goshen, New York. Shawn's choreography is a ...
Rooms

Rooms  

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Modern dance work in one act with choreography by Sokolow and music by K. Hopkins. Premiered 24 Feb. 1955 at the YM-YWHA, New York, with Seckler, E. Beck, and McKayle. Sokolow's classic study of ...
Missa Brevis

Missa Brevis  

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Ballet in eleven parts with choreography by Limón, music by Kodály, and designs by Ming Cho Lee. Premiered 11 Apr. 1958 by the Limón company at the Juilliard Dance Theater in New York, with Limón, ...
Donald Byrd

Donald Byrd  

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(b New London, NC, 21 Jul. 1949)US dancer, choreographer and teacher. He was educated at Yale University (1967–8), Tufts University (1968–73), Cambridge School of Ballet (1969–73), London School of ...
Nacho Duato

Nacho Duato  

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(b Valencia, 8 Jan. 1957)Spanish dancer, choreographer, and director. He trained at the Rambert School, Béjart's Mudra School, and at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center making his debut with ...
Choo-San Goh

Choo-San Goh  

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(b Singapore, 1948; d New York, 28 Nov. 1987)Chinese dancer, teacher, choreographer and ballet director. He studied in Singapore at the Singapore Ballet Academy and obtained a degree in biochemistry ...
Rui Horta

Rui Horta  

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(b Lisbon, 20 Apr. 1957)Portuguese-German dancer and choreographer. He studied with the Gulbenkian Ballet and in the US with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and on his return to Portugal directed ...
Royston Maldoom

Royston Maldoom  

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(b London, 25 Mar. 1943)British choreographer and community dance pioneer. He started his dance training at the age of 20 (having been a student of agriculture) and studied at various institutions ...

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