The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

By: Mazo, Joseph H. (Commentary by)

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B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with illustrated cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some edge wear, bumping and rubbing, along with several edge creases. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is one small spot of discoloration to the front inside cover. "Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Ailey School in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. His company gained the nickname "Cultural Ambassador to the World" because of its extensive international touring. Ailey's choreographic masterpiece Revelations is believed to be the best known and most often seen modern dance performance. In 1977, Ailey was awarded the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP. He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988. In 2014, President Barack Obama selected Ailey to be a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Author Name: Mazo, Joseph H. (Commentary by)

Illustrator: Illustrated by Susan Cook

Categories: Dance,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1978

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: A37584

Keywords: Dance Joseph H. Mazo Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe African American Artists Modern Dance Dance,