Memoria

Alvin Ailey's Memoria
Please Credit Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Jermaine Terry and Yannick Lebrun in Alvin Ailey's Memoria. Photo by Andrew Eccles

Alvin Ailey wrote: “It’s interesting how my personal relationships affect my creativity. It seems as though nearly all of my dances have some basis in an event or a feeling I’ve had that I can usually trace.”

Featured Press Coverage

The New York Times - Legacy, Memory, Inspiration, AIDS

The New York Times - Legacy, Memory, Inspiration, AIDS

Bill T. Jones choreographed "D-Man in the Waters" in 1989, when the mortal danger of AIDS was at a high tide. The work celebrates the buoyant spirit of the dancers Demian Acquavella, who had AIDS and died the following year, but swimming in its waters are many others, including Mr. Jones's partner, Arnie Zane, who had died the previous year.