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.
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Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)
"Ailey creates a feeling about Alvin Ailey: how grace and eloquence, fire and obsession merged within him."
"A reverent and galvanizing film celebrating dance that's a reflection of Black life created by a pioneer."
This film is part of the Dance on Film series.
This series is made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.