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Alvin Ailey Company Evokes Handel, Stravinsky and Masekela at City Center

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Alvin Ailey

"I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work." --- Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey was an American choreographer and activist who popularized modern dance and revolutionized African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.

Judith Jamison is photographed in 1976 in ‘Cry,’ which was choreographed by Alvin Alley. Photographed by Max Waldman.

Judith Jamison, former dancer and current director of Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Exquisite.

Nick Cave | Artspace. Nick Cave's hybrid creations are part Alexander McQueen, part Andy Warhol, and wholly bizarre, brash, and beautiful. He combines elements of sound, performance, color, and costume to create whimsical works that even the darkest soul would find hard to resist. Born in Missouri, Nick Cave showed an early talent for performance before moving to New York City to dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. Followed by visual art studies in Missouri and Mic…