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Rocka my soul
Additional title: Revelations (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Blues suite (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Road of the Phoebe Snow (Choreographic work : Beatty)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)
Abbott, Loretta (Dancer)
Faison, George, 1945- (Dancer)
Godreau, Miguel (Dancer)
Jamison, Judith (Dancer)
Miller, Sharron (Dancer)
Rotardier, Kelvin (Dancer)
Taylor, Lynne (Dancer)
Truitte, James (Dancer)
Williams, Dudley, 1938-2015 (Dancer)
Beatty, Talley (Choreographer)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Performer)
Ailey, Alvin (Interviewee)

Alvin Ailey Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1967
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 8840
Dance companies -- United States
Dance, Black -- United States
Documentary films
Filmed performances
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Statement of responsibility: produced and directed by Gordon Kelly.
Creation/production credits: Scenery, David Weber ; lighting, Dan Jones.
Performers: Interviewer: Yvonne Barkley (?). Interviewee: Alvin Ailey.
Performers: Danced by Loretta Abbott, Enid Aytch, George Faison, Miguel Godreau, Consuelo Houston, Judith Jamison, Sharron Miller, Elbert Morris, Kelvin Rotardier, Lynne Taylor, James Truitte, and Dudley Williams.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (U-matic) (30 min., 38 sec.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
Made-for-television documentary on the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Alvin Ailey discusses the company and the excerpts performed, which come from Talley Beatty's The Road of the Phoebe Snow and Ailey's own Revelations ("I been buked," "Take me to the water," "You may run home"/"Rocka my soul") and Blues suite ("House of the rising sun," "Yancey Special").
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896038619-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167885
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0c5fdbd0-9a0e-0138-7e84-4dde95aa2bb5
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1967: Issued
  • 2020: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rocka my soul" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1967.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Rocka my soul" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 29, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1967). Rocka my soul Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Rocka my soul