Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a modern dance company based in New York, New York. It was founded in 1958 by choreographer and dancer Alvin Ailey. It is made up of 30 dancers, led by artistic director Robert Battle and associate artistic director Masazumi Chaya.
- also known as AAADT
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by Jessie Carney Smith, Lean'tin Bracks, Linda T Wynn
Since the early 1960s two of the leading dance companies in the United States, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Dance Theater of Harlem, have been headed by black males and composed largely of black dancers.
Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Dance company. Alvin Ailey (b Rogers ...
Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone
Alvin Ailey, a native of Texas who moved as a youth to Los Angeles, formed the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958, one of the most highly acclaimed and widely known companies in the United States. Various famous productions ...
by Kathleen Fearn-Banks, Anne Burford-Johnson
“ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER: STEPS AHEAD.” (PBS, 8 February 1991.) A production of Great Performances' Dance in America series, this show offered two works: “For Bird—With Love,” Ailey's tribute to saxophonist Charlie ...
by George Haggerty, Bonnie Zimmerman
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater began as a repertory company of seven dancers devoted to both modern dance classics and new works created by Ailey and other young artists. Successful from the start, the company's first concert ...
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