An Evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | Arthaus 108154

An Evening with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 108154

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Ballet

Release Date: 2nd February 2015



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater


In this brilliant studio recording, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the country’s boldest and most exciting dance company, brings its distinctive style home to you – dazzling, brash and dynamic, yet graceful and poetic.

Divining was Judith Jamison’s first major work as a choreographer for Alvin Ailey. The dance evokes a strong feeling for African tribal ritual and is set to hauntingly rhythmic drum music.

Revelations expresses Ailey’s intense feelings for his roots in the South. Here you’ll see Ailey’s vivid 'blood memories' of the blues, spirituals, gospel music, ragtime and folk songs as well as the hard life of the Southern black during the Depression.

Set to Modern Jazz, The Stack-Up takes place in modern-day Harlem. You’ll witness the cruel reality of urban street life as a young man is destroyed by drugs.

Cry was choreographed by Alvin Ailey in 1971 for Judith Jamison and is one of his most famous pieces. Created as a birthday present for his mother, it is Ailey’s tribute to black women. You can’t help feeling being moved by the struggle, the anger and, most importantly, the celebration.

Choreography: Judith Jamison
Music: Kimati Dinizulu, Monti Ellison

Choreography: Alvin Ailey
Music: Traditional Gospels and Spirituals

Choreography: Talley Beatty
Music: 'Faces' (performed by Earth, Wind and Fire), 'Rockin' It' (performed by Fearless Four), 'Aubrey' (performed by David Gates and Grover Washington Jnr), 'Get up and dance' (performed by Alphonze Mouzon)

Choreography: Alvin Ailey
Music: 'Something about John Coltrane' (performed by Alice Coultrane), 'Been on a train' (performed by Laura Nyro), 'Right on, be free' (performed by Chuck Griffin)

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Audio Language: GB
Subtitles: DE, FR, ES
Blu-ray Disc: 25 GB (Single Layer)
Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)
Running Time: 108 mins
FSK: 0
Region Code: worldwide
Worldwide available

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