When it comes to the performing arts and certainly to dance, there are few people more worthy of admiration, of inspiration and imitation than Alvin Ailey. He was both uniquely gifted and qualified to tell the African-American experience which he lived and saw and reacted to through the art of dance.
- Alvin Ailey - https://www.alvinailey.org/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater/alvin-ailey
- Judith Jamison - https://www.alvinailey.org/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater/judith-jamison
- Robert Battle - https://www.alvinailey.org/alvin-ailey-american-dance-theater/robert-battle
- Lester Horton - https://www.kennedy-center.org/artists/h/ho-hz/lester-horton/
- Cry - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuTJSbWm2QY
- Masekela Langage - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxsWWYBxKE0
- Revelations - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrPJ4kt3a64
Videos and interviews used in the making of this episode:
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at 50 A Golden Anniversary Celebration
- Big Lives: Profiles of LGBT African Americans - Alvin Ailey
- Alvin Ailey Celebrates 50th - CBS
- Judith Jamison: Early Days with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
- Alvin Ailey and the Importance of the Arts - The New Yorker
- Alvin Ailey connects cultures through dance
- Alvin Ailey speaking at UCLA - 3/9/1983
- Revelations from a lifetime of dance - TEDtalk
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