Alvin Ailey

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Temple Daily Telegram -  Rogers Honors Legendary Choreographer

Temple Daily Telegram - Rogers Honors Legendary Choreographer

A crowd filled the little steps of City Hall Wednesday morning for the historic marker dedication for legendary hometown dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey. Rogers Mayor Tammy Cockrum, who emceed the event, said she was not only impressed by the town's response with more than 50 residents and almost 150 students in attendance, but also from people who traveled to Rogers from across Central Texas and even as far as Houston.

YouTube - Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipient - Robert Battle on Behalf of Alvin Ailey

YouTube - Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipient - Robert Battle on Behalf of Alvin Ailey

Ailey was a choreographer, dancer, and the founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which is renowned for its inspiring performances in 71 countries on 6 continents since 1958. Ailey’s work was groundbreaking in its exploration of the African American experience and the enrichment of the modern dance tradition, including his beloved American masterpiece Revelations.

New York Magazine - Shall We Dance?

Ten years after taking over the American Dance Theater, Judith Jamison -- Alvin Ailey's astonishing muse -- celebrates with a Kennedy Center Honor.

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