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Visions and Voices: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Resources about Alvin Ailey Dance Theater

A guide to research on dance to accompany the Visions and Voices program featuring Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.

DVDs at Leavey Library

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [LVYVID 533] -- Four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with an introduction by Alvin Ailey.

Alvin Ailey: Memories and Visions [LVYDVD 3202] -- Presents selections from the major works of choreographer Alvin Ailey as performed by his City Center Dance Theater to background music ranging from modern blues to classical music to traditional spirituals. The choreography is a reflection of the many varied influences in Alvin Ailey's life, influences that are both seen and felt through the vivid performance of the company, which includes the world-renowned artist Judith Jamison.

Beyond the Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater [LVYDVD 2628] -- Follows the extraordinary dancers and renowned choreographers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as they do everything it takes to keep modern dance fresh and a legacy alive. A rare backstage look at one of America's oldest modern dance companies at a defining moment in its history-- as it settles into its own permanent home and training facility in New York City. As the company moves, longtime company Artistic Director Judith Jamison creates a new ballet entitled Love Stories. Choreographed in collaboration with hip-hop pioneer Rennie Harris and modern dance maverick Robert Battle, Jamison explains that Love Stories expresses "the past, present and future" of the company.

Summaries are copied from the HOMER catalog material records.


Listed below are books held in the USC Libraries about Alvin Ailey and his dance company.