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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Jack Mitchell Photographs
     

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Jack Mitchell Photographs

by Jack Mitchell (Photographer), Judith Jamison (Foreword by), Richard Philp (Introduction)
 

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This volume, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is a photographic chronicle by Mitchell of the Ailey troupe from its early years to its flourishing present under the artistic direction of Judith Jamison. Includes classic photographs of Ailey's signature dance works.

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This volume, celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, is a photographic chronicle by Mitchell of the Ailey troupe from its early years to its flourishing present under the artistic direction of Judith Jamison. Includes classic photographs of Ailey's signature dance works.

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Library Journal
Judith Jamison (artistic director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater) and Richard Philp (editor-in-chief, Dance Magazine ) provide information on photographer Mitchell and his long-time association with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. An outstanding photographer of dance, Mitchell met Ailey in the late 1950s. In 1961, he began photographic documentation of the company, laying the groundwork for a professional association that continues today. Ailey's signature pieces--``Revelations,'' ``Blues Suite,'' ``Cry,'' ``Hermit Songs,'' ``The Lark Ascending''--are included, as are dances in the company's repertory by other choreographers. Although a picture is worth a thousand words, the absence of bibliographic data on each dance (e.g., composer, date of first performance, principal dancers) is an oversight. Given the deserved popularity of the company, this title will have a large audience in both public and academic libraries. For a related work, see Judith Jamison's Dancing Spirit , reviewed above.--Ed.-- Joan Stahl, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Booknews
Mitchell, already known as the preeminent photographer of dance, began his collaboration with Ailey in 1961. This magnificent collection of photos chronicles the Ailey troupe from its early years to its flourishing present under the artistic direction of Judith Jamison (who wrote the foreword). The introduction is by Richard Philp (editor-in-chief of Dance Magazine). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836245080
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Pages:
129
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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