Judith Jamison

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Wall Street Journal - Alvin Ailey's Muse Tells A Young Artist What It's Like To Dance In Her Shoes

Wall Street Journal - Alvin Ailey's Muse Tells A Young Artist What It's Like To Dance In Her Shoes

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.

BET - Black Girls Rock!

BET - Black Girls Rock!

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.

Dance Magazine - What It's Like To Take Class From Judith Jamison

Dance Magazine - What It's Like To Take Class From Judith Jamison

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.

Crains New York Business - 2017 Hall of Fame

Crains New York Business - 2017 Hall of Fame

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...

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

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."

Amsterdam News - Judith Jamison Talks Life, Dance And AAADT

Amsterdam News - Judith Jamison Talks Life, Dance And AAADT

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").

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