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Definition of the noun ailey

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  1. United States choreographer noted for his use of African elements (born in 1931)


  1. Ailey is a city in Montgomery County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 432. It is part of the Vidalia Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  2. AILEY is an Aviation waypoint.


Ailey is a fictional character from the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II.


Ailey is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 21 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in on April 24, 2012. Ailey is named for the American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey, who lived from 1931 to 1989 C.E.

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Google previewJarocho's Soul (2004)

Cultural Identity and Afro-Mexican Dance by Anita Gonzalez

Alvin Ailey is a deceased choreographer whose dance repertory company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performs throughout the world. 3 Colin MacLachlan and Jaime Rodriguez discuss the development of mestizaje in Mexico in ...

Google previewThis Ain't Chicago (2014)

Race, Class, and Regional Identity in the Post-Soul South by Zandria F. Robinson

Blues, soul, and gospel are the soundtrack, Alvin Ailey is the choreographer, and Atlanta is the urban motherland. Any instantiation of blackness, from punk to goth to Afro-futurist to backpacker, can be culturally rooted in these originary ...

Google previewLast Call for the African-American Church (2014)

The Death of Global Missions by Chester Williams

Alvin Ailey is a professional corps of dance artists known throughout practically all the African American community as well as much of the white community. They have been regarded by both as one of the premier group of dancers in the world ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Eisenhower Era (2008)

by Burton I. Kaufman, Diane Kaufman

AILEY, ALVIN ~ 15 cultural exports, benefiting both the United States and the recipients in other countries. For many years before Eisenhower became president, illegal immigrants provided cheap labor for the American farmer. In 1954 ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music (2013)

From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Roll by Dylan Jones

B AILEY metMick Jagger because of Chrissie, Jean met T ERRYS TAMP through B AILEY , and B AILEY met M ICHAEL C AINE through Stamp.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2010)

by Debra Craine, Judith Mackrell

Ailey, Alvin (b Rogers, Tex., 5 Jan. 1931; d NewYork, 1 Dec. 1989) US dancer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the African Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture [3 volumes] (2008)

Origins, Experiences, and Culture by Carole Elizabeth Boyce Davies

professional ballet company, joining the prodigious Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre as an elite (black) professional dance company. During this time, such large ...

Google previewThe Blues Encyclopedia (2004)

by Edward Komara, Peter Lee

Choreographers and dancers such as Fred Astaire, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey, Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle, and John Butler have been influenced by the blues. The squalor of London's notorious East End district, Limehouse, is aptly depicted ...

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Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. (Alvin Ailey)
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