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Ailey
The lasting legacy of revolutionary choreographer Alvin Ailey
"...the human body itself. Legendary African American choreographer Alvin Ailey understood the transcendence of bodily movement in the wealth..."

Aug. 6, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Texas Documentary Tour: A Hymn for Alvin Ailey and Malcolm X: Make it Plain

Sept. 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Malcolm, Movement, Memory
With subjects that range from Malcolm X to choreographer Alvin Ailey, Orlando Bagwell's documentaries depict the African-American -- as well as American -- experience.
"...screen his most recent film, A Hymn for Alvin Ailey (1999), which premiered on PBS' Great Performances last February...."

Oct. 1, 1999 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Ballet East: An expression of Hope
Ballet East hasn't changed its name to Alvin Ailey West, but with a fourth choreographer from the prominent dance troupe having set work on the Austin company, it could
"...Ballet East hasn't changed its name to Alvin Ailey West, but we're thinking it could. The local company,..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

City Moves
This year, three New York choreographers vie for top prize in Ballet Austin's dance-off
"...to New York in 1998 to study at the Ailey School, directs his own New York–based company, and dances,..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Top 9 Lasting Impressions in Dance From 2009
Recalling a year in which cranes became dancers and dancers became stars
"...4) 'FIX ME, JESUS,' 'REVELATIONS' (ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER) While parts of Ailey's signature work..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Texas Medal of Arts Awards: The stars at night are big and bright ...
Stars fall on Austin April 3 as the Texas Cultural Trust Council hands out its annual Texas Medal of Arts Awards to some of the Lone Star State's greatest cultural heroes
"...Ornette Coleman (Music); internationally recognized African-American dance troupe Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Dance); Academy Award-winning star of Coal..."

March 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Day Trips
Navasota is the home of the Blues Alley, and the Navasota Blues Fest and is the old stomping grounds of legendary songster Mance Lipscomb
"...might be surprised by some of the names. Alvin Ailey, the African-American choreographer, was born in nearby Rogers and..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

In Memoriam
Jason Ansara Brooks, who directed, choreographed, and was performing in Pro Arts Collective's production of 'Black Nativity,' died Tuesday, Dec. 13, days before the show's closing performances
"...of Oklahoma at Norman and trained with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. In the late..."

Dec. 23, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Articulations
Deborah Hay wins raves, The Match in New York, and Ballet Austin brings a New York dancer to town to play Hamlet
"...time" – who spent seven years with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and has danced with Frankfurt Ballet..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Honey
Jennifer Alba's hoodrat find her inner Flashdance.
"...You can tell she’s for real because there’s Alvin Ailey posters all over the walls. "Girl, you got skills,"..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Exhibitionism
"...exuberant group numbers performed an excellent blend of Alvin Ailey-inspired choreography and American vernacular dance. Strong mimetic skills and..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Arts Review

The House That PAC Built
"...those categories: Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham, Paul Taylor, Alvin Ailey ... Fortunately for us, Paul Taylor, who has not..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Michael Kaiser Has Ideas About What's Next for the Arts
The arts management expert spoke to Austin arts groups about the future, and the key word is “community”
"...for his role in rescuing Kansas City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, and the Royal..."

June 5, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Rhoda Winter Russell
Movement therapy pioneer who knew the greats of dance has died
"...Cuyjet. (One person who did, however, is former Alvin Ailey star Judith Jamison.) In Cuyjet's class, in the 1940s,..."

Aug. 1, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

In Memoriam: Rodolfo Mendez
Remembering the founder of Ballet East Dance Theatre
"...& Dance to national dance makers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance School, Joyce Trisler Danscompany, and Philadanco. One..."

May 7, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Movers & Shakers
A guide to Austin dance
"...Sharon Marroquín, Ballet Austin artists) and national (the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Joyce Trisler Danscompany). Its Dare to..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

The AggreGAYtor: November 14
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Alvin Ailey is featuring its first onstage same-sex married couple. The..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Creating Change: USDA Protects Gender ID
Saturday at the conference: Dr. Joe Leonard, Jr.
"...to stay in Texas and farm that land. Alvin Ailey was from Rogers, Texas. He had to go to..."

Feb. 2, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Abe Louise Young

Dance of the Century
Rhoda Winter Russell reflects on a historic life in dance and the Mary Wigman connection
"...Cuyjet. (One person who did, however, is former Alvin Ailey star Judith Jamison.) In Cuyjet's class, in the 1940s,..."

Aug. 10, 2012 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

A Frique of Nature
Three dancers surrendering their bodies to empathy made for a poignant and transcendant work
"...formation of the dancers at the opening of Alvin Ailey's Revelations, this tree, transcendently beautiful but impossibly heavy with..."

July 13, 2012 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

All Over Creation: First Flight
The thrill of seeing a young artist take that great leap forward creatively
"...intent. The year that Flores spent training at the Ailey School in New York shows...."

Dec. 9, 2011 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Seizing the Day
Alvin Rangel's future may be uncertain, but for now he's making great dance
"...just one in a string of choreographers, including Alvin Ailey, who have been inspired by composer Ralph Vaughan Williams'..."

Dec. 2, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

'Swift Solos'
olive Dance Theatre's tribute to pioneering breaker Ken Swift
"...have been awarded previously to the companies of Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, and Martha Graham. Swift Solos, the program..."

July 16, 2010 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

IN under & Through
Deeply felt tributes to the late dancer Lucia Rodriguez shaded Ballet East's program
"..."IN under & Through" by Hope Boykin of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, seemed refreshingly apart from the rest..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Ballet East
The company establishes its first dance academy for students at Eastside Memorial
"...choreographers such as Hope Boykin, principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and trips to see performances of..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Studio Theater Project
Both dances in the show have great music, but only one delivers great choreography
"...I should mention that, having also sat through Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's "Suite Otis" (as in Redding) a..."

April 3, 2009 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Broadway's Back (but that's not all)
"...Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (March 24-25): Golden anniversary tour with..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Movin' on Up
Melissa Villareal's life was changed by Ballet East
"...a conversation he had with black dance icon Alvin Ailey some 20 years ago: "He told me: 'You can..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Talkin' the Walk
Hip-hop theatre artist Zell Miller III speaks truth about radio, race, and fatherhood
"...tells a story," she explains. "My influences were Alvin Ailey, [Lester] Horton, José Limón, and Africa when younger." (Moss..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

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