February 24: Alvin Ailey

This week I became very ill with the flue and fell behind in writing. In high school dance class (a physical education option at my school) our teacher was very inspired by the work of early Modern Dance choreographers, including Ailey, Martha Graham and more recent innovators like Paul Taylor and the Pilobolus.

I remember our assignment for the introduction to modern dance class was to watch dances by these choreographers and to create a dance inspired by one of them. A friend and I chose Ailey and created a dance to the song “Wade in the Water.”

I’m going to come back to these posts to add more, but for now, check out the promotional video for  Alvin Ailey’s “Revelations.”

Subscribe to The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre website here.

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