The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, performing their signature and most famous suite, Revelations.

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Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 - December 1, 1989)

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Alvin Ailey does Revelations

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Company

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The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, founded by African American choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey.

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Alvin Ailey Más

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Judith Jamison in Alvin Ailey’s Cry, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, 1976. Photo by Max Waldman ~~~ I love the movement here....

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Judith Jamison and Mikhail Baryshnikov dance together during a 1976 press conference to announce the premiere of “Pas de Duke,” a duet choreographed for them by Alvin Ailey set to the music of Duke Ellington.

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Alvin Ailey, iconic dancer, choreographer and founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, March 1955. Photograph by Carl Van Vechten.

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"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work." --- Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer and activist who popularized modern dance and revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.

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