Linda Celeste Sims in Alvin Ailey's Cry
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Linda Celeste Sims, in Alvin Ailey's Cry. Photo by Paul Kolnik

In 1971, Alvin Ailey choreographed the ballet, Cry, as a birthday present for his mother; it went on to become an enduring work of American art.

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Pix 11 - Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Performs Excerpt From ‘Cry’

Judith Jamison speaks about performing Cry in advertisement of the piece being performed in the June 2016 Lincoln Center Season. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be performing at Lincoln Center from June 8 to 19. Dancer Rachael McLaren performs an excerpt from the dance piece "Cry."