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Ailey

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Ailey

Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. Ailey traces the full contours of the brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey’s own words, and buttressed by evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

"Ailey creates a feeling about Alvin Ailey: how grace and eloquence, fire and obsession merged within him."
Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"A reverent and galvanizing film celebrating dance that's a reflection of Black life created by a pioneer."
Dwight Brown, National Newspaper Publishers Association

This film is part of the Dance on Film series.



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