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Great Performances

Dance In America: A Hymn for Alvin Ailey (#2410)

Joining forces to create a tribute to the late Alvin Ailey, legendary choreographer/dancer Judith Jamison, performance-artist/actress Anna Deavere Smith and filmmaker Orlando Bagwell create a blend of theater and dance. The program features the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performing Jamison's choreography to Smith's synthesis of the dancers' memories of working with Ailey. It also incorporates archival footage and interviews with friends and family to tell the story of a man who transformed the experience of his life and his culture to become an American modern dance trailblazer. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Information For Teachers

Grade Levels
10-12+
Curricular Areas
The Arts
Series Length
250 episodes
Average Episode Length
97 minutes
Record Rights
Sch/until 3/24/16; ncc; simul. ;7-day cached rights
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