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Dancing Revelations

Alvin Ailey"s Embodiment of African American Culture

by Thomas F. DeFrantz

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
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Open LibraryOL7392622M
ISBN 100195301714
ISBN 109780195301717

Dancing revelations: Alvin Ailey’s embodiment of African American culture / Thomas F. DeFrantz. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN , Alivn. 2. Dancers—United States—Biography. graphers— United States—Biography. Ailey American Dance Theater. n American dance. I. Title.   [PDF Download] Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture [Read].

“Wade in the Water” is an excerpt from Alvin Ailey’s Revelations. His masterpiece Revelations was created in and it reflects his experience and memories of growing up in Texas. “Wade in the Water” is a dance within Revelations that shows us a traditional baptism ceremony that takes place in a river. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture by Thomas F. DeFrantz (, Perfect) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!

Revelations: The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey relates the powerful story of one man's painful search for identity despite a lifetime of remarkable achievement. For the first time, Ailey speaks about the events and individuals who made him what he was, especially the profound negative impact of his fatherless childhood. Among his moving recollections: the music and "blood memories" of rural.   As the lyrics go in “I Been ’Buked” — the opening section of Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, “Revelations” — “There is trouble all over this world.” Don’t we know it. Last week.


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Dancing Revelations by Thomas F. DeFrantz Download PDF EPUB FB2

"In Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture, Thomas F. DeFrantz sets out to provide an appraisal of one of the most important figures in the short history of American modern dance, as well as a 'stabilizing narrative' of his work.

The result is an impeccable piece of dance scholarship--one that achieves its objectives and affirms Ailey's contribution to the African-American Cited by:   In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the tro By the late s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic group closely tied to the Civil Rights struggle.

In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture/5. In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture/5(3).

In the early s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic.

In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small Dancing Revelations book dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture. DeFrantz examines the most celebrated Ailey dances, including Revelations, drawing on video recordings of Ailey's dances, published interviews, oral histories, and his own interviews with former Ailey company dancers.

As the first book to examine the cultural sources and cultural impact of Ailey's work, "Dancing Revelations" makes an important contribution to modern dance history and criticism as well as African-American studies Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed Nov.

17, ) Includes bibliographical references and index. As the first book to examine the cultural sources and cultural impact of Ailey's work, Dancing Revelations is an important contribution to modern dance history and criticism as well as African-American studies. Subject of the book "Dancing Revelations" February 3, by crossword clue.

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See the possibilities below. Did you find what you needed. The book reveals the relationship between Ailey's works and African American culture as a whole. It illuminates the dual achievement of Ailey as an artist and as an arts activist committed to developing an African American presence in dance.

—Revelation 6- Keys to understanding the book of Revelation. Its meaning is positive, not fearful or terrifying to those who serve God. While many associate the word “apocalypse” with great disaster, the book of Revelation begins and ends by saying that those who read, understand, and apply its message would be happy for doing so.

Revelations (Alvin Ailey) Revelations. (Alvin Ailey) Revelations is the best-known work of the jazz-dance choreographer Alvin Ailey. It is also the signature work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which premiered an extended version of the work (lasting over an hour) inwhen Ailey was 29 years old.

Using African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs and holy blues, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations fervently explores the places of deepest grief and holiest joy in the soul.

More than just a popular dance work, it has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans. Dancing Revelations is a valuable resource for everyone who has enjoyed a performance by the Alvin Ailey Aemerican Dance Theater."--Sylvia Waters, Artistic Director, Ailey II "Alvin Ailey founded America's most famous dance company and created in Revelations its best known dance composition.

By the late s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic group closely tied to the civil rights struggle. In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance.

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In his book Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey’s Embodiment of African American Culture, Duke University professor of dance Thomas F. DeFrantz details how Ailey grew up amid three forces that.

Get this from a library. Dancing revelations: Alvin Ailey's embodiment of African American culture. [Thomas DeFrantz] -- Chronicles the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre's journey from small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African-American culture.

This book charts the troupe's rise to national and. And then there is "Revelations," Ailey's paean to the gospel South, based on what Ailey described as his "blood memories" of his rural Texas childhood during the Great Depression. It is a. Even today, Revelations presents a compelling plea for society through its renderings of the highs and lows of our human condition."When I look at recent events in this country and hear rhetoric that is more than a throwback to the Jim Crow era," says current AAADT artistic director Robert Battle, "I know that now, more than ever, Revelations is urgently needed.".After practicing corporate law for over thirty years in Calgary with two blue-chip law firms, he retired in and his first book, Dancing on a Stamp, was published in Since the release of his first book, Garnet has been active with book signing tours and speaking engagements, and has Garnet Schulhauser is a retired lawyer who lives /5(6).