A Tribute to Alvin Ailey

A Tribute to Alvin Ailey

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
 Cast: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


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Pre-eminent African-American dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey is honored in this celebratory performance. Members of his dance company perform three of his works, "For Bird, with Love," "Witness," and "Memoria." The fourth dance, choreographed by Ulysses Dove, is a ballet tribute to Ailey entitled "Episodes." Commentary for this film is provided by Judith Jamison, former principle dancer for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and director of the company since Ailey's death in 1989.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/2000
UPC: 0032031002296
Original Release: 1992
Rating: NR
Source: Kultur Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 11,666

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Actor

Technical Credits
Dizzy Gillespie Musical Arrangement
Judith Jamison Choreography
Keith Jarrett Musical Arrangement
Jessye Norman Musical Arrangement
Charlie Parker Musical Arrangement

Scene Index

Program Selections
0. Program Selections
1. Opening [1:02]
2. Judith Jamison intro to "For Bird With Love" [4:05]
3. "For Bird With Love" [38:24]
4. Judith Jamison intro to "Witness" [:55]
5. "Witness" [8:42]
6. Credits [1:34]
7. Opening [1:18]
8. Judith Jamison intro to "Memoria" [1:21]
9. "Memoria" [25:24]
10. Ulysses Dove intro to "Episodes" [1:27]
11. "Episodes" [20:25]
12. Credits [1:38]

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