Alien, Zita. The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater: 25 Years.
New York, 1983.
A history and celebration of the first twenty-five years
of the multiracial Alvin Ailey Dance company and its focus on mostly
African American themes.
Cook, Susan. The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
William Morrow and Company. Inc.: New York, 1978.
Richly illustrated photographs by Joseph H. Maze complement
information on dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey and his company.
Featured are his works Blues Suite, The Lark Ascending, Night Creature,
Cry, and Revelations.
Haskins, James. Black Dance in America: A History through
its People. Thomas Y. Crowell: New York, 1990.
Written for young people, this publication traces the
development of African American dance from the seventeenth century
to the present day.
Long, Richard A. The Black Tradition in American Dance.
Rizzoli: New York, 1989.
Describes the many contributions of African American
dance, including performers, dance forms, and organizations.
Probosz, Kathilyn Solomon. Alvin Ailey, Jr. Bantam
Skylark: New York, 1991.
A children's publication about the life and career of
Alvin Ailey including his boyhood in Texas and Los Angeles as well
as his work in New York.
Barnes, Patricia. "Revelations." Ballet
A short interview in which Alvin Ailey talks about funding
and choreographing the work Revelations.
Gold, Sylviane. "Thirty Years with Alvin Ailey: The
Ailey Generations." Dance Magazine. 1988: 40-43.
Overview of the first thirty years of the dance company
with comments by Ailey and dancer Judith Jamison.
Pikula, Joan. "Celebrating Silver." Dance
Magazine. 1983: 44-48.
A look back at the first twenty-five years of the Alvin
Ailey American Dance Theater with discussions its on history, Ailey's
choreography, and funding.
"Ailey Dances." 85 min. Judith Jamison, artistic
director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater introduces Cry,
Night Creatures, The Lark Ascending, and Revelations, all
performed by the company.
"A Tribute to Alvin Ailey." 120 min. Members
of Ailey's dance company celebrate his memory by performing For Bird,
Witness, and Memoria, three of the choreographer's works.
Episodes, a special ballet tribute choreographed by Ulysses Dove
is also featured.
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