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,. See ailey ii at the palladium in carmel, in on friday, october 30, 2015 at 8pm tickets available at thecenterpresentsorg or by calling the box office at 317- 843-3800 performing alvin ailey's signature work, revelations, the company is sure to deliver an evening of dazzling choreography & movement. Drawing on the his childhood recollections of people, places and experiences in and around his rural church, and using traditional african american blues, work songs, and spirituals as his musical inspiration, ailey tells the story of african american faith and persistence from slavery to freedom revelations is divided into.
It also addresses concerns about how dance performance is documented, including issues around spectatorship and the display of sexuality, the relationship of early 1960s, the alvin ailey american dance theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and. Alvin ailey's life and his signature work, revelations, serve as an organizing theme for learning experiences in dance, english language arts and social studies the residency is supplemented with an interdisciplinary guide based on the ny state and national learning standards other areas of learning are addressed.
Revelations choreographer: alvin ailey revelations, made in 1960, is based on alvin ailey's childhood memories of worshipping at his baptist church in texas the music is a compilation of african american spirituals about alvin ailey american dance theater alvin ailey created his dance company.
It is also the framework for revelations: an interdisciplinary approach, a residency program that has been implemented in public schools around the country, and uses ailey's signature work as an organizing theme for a comprehensive, in-depth study of language arts, social studies and dance alvin ailey combined horton.