The dance legend who inspired some of Alvin Ailey's most iconic choreography is guiding a rising star to follow her actual footsteps. Judith Jamison met Ailey in a stairwell after bombing an audition in 1965, when she was 22. But that first misstep leg to a 50-year career after Ailey invited her to join his new Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which was showcasing black modern dancers just as the civil rights movement was also hitting its stride.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Performances and Speeches at 2018 BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Watch Judith Jamison speak on the purpose of dance, Judith Jamison's acceptance speech and her own take on black girl magic, and Jacqueline Green perform Judith Jamison's iconic solo "Cry" featuring vocals by Yolanda Adams.
When you're offered a chance to take a class with Judith Jamison, you don't say no.The company's beloved artistic director emerita rarely teaches open classes. But to celebrate the legacy of Alvin Ailey on what would have been his 87th birthday, she gave a special two-hour workshop at the Ailey Extension on Friday night.
Judith Jamison became the most recognized dancer in the U.S. under the tutelage of Alvin Ailey and then succeeded him as artistic director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the country's leading modern dance company. Now 74, she is artistic director...
In this web exclusive, dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater perform excerpts from Alvin Ailey's signature works "Revelations" and "Cry" at Logo Trailblazer Honors 2017. Jussie Smollett introduces Alvin Ailey and Robert Battle accepts the Trailblazer Award.
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Judith Jamison is the Former Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Yesterday would have been Alvin Ailey, the founder of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, 86th birthday. To celebrate his legacy, Ms. Jamison taught a Ailey Classics Workshop at the Ailey Extension.
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."
The First Lady welcomed young girls to the White House for a workshop with dancing icons from Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Judith Jamison, Debbie Allen, Dance Theater of Harlem, and Fatima Robinson.
On New Year's Eve, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will celebrate with a 50th anniversary tribute to Artistic Director Emerita Judith Jamison, the program featuring a work she choreographed ("A Case of You"), an Ailey classic created on and identified with her ("Cry") and an Ailey masterpiece she has left an indelible stamp on ("Revelations").
Judith Jamison, Alvin Ailey's artistic director emerita, sits down with Janice Huff to discuss her 50th anniversary with the New York dance company.