Alvin Ailey (1931–1989)

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Ailey was born in the rural town of Rogers, Texas, USA. His childhood memories and experiences often informed his choreography; the most notable of his works was "Blues Suite", "Cry" (choreographed for Judith Jamison), and "Revelations", a ballet based on Ailey's observations and experiences in Black Baptist churches that was set to traditional ... See full bio »

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 2006 Great Performances (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
 1990 A Tribute to Alvin Ailey (TV Movie) (choreographer: original)
 1977 The Turning Point (choreographer: Miss Browne's Gala Solo by)
 1974 The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People (TV Series) (choreographer - 1 episode)
- Ailey Celebrates Ellington (1974) ... (choreographer)
 1973 American Ballet Theatre: A Close-Up in Time (TV Movie documentary) (choreographer)
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He choreographed the ballet, "The River," in the American Ballet Theatre production at the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City with John Prinz; Alexandra Radius; Hans Ebbelaar; Marcos Paredes; Eleanor D'Antuono; Cynthia Gregory; Ivan Nagy; Dennis Nahat; Sallie Wilson and Keith Lee in the cast. Jaime Leon ... See more »

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The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time. See more »


Born on exactly the same date as Robert Duvall (of "Apocalypse Now" fame). See more »

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