Americans all, [Alvin Ailey]

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Additional title: Alvin Ailey
Additional title: Revelations (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Cry (Choreographic work : Ailey)
Additional title: Rainbow 'round my shoulder (Choreographic work : McKayle)
Jamison, Judith (Dancer)
Rotardier, Kelvin (Dancer)
Abbott, Loretta (Dancer)
Williams, Dudley, 1938- (Dancer)
Yarborough, Sara (Dancer)
Ailey, Alvin (Speaker)
McKayle, Donald, 1930- (Choreographer)
Tolliver, Melba, 1939- (Narrator)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Production company)
Ailey, Alvin (Choreographer)

Alvin Ailey Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1970 (Questionable)
Place: United States
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 6602
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-803 (former)
Video recordings
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Ownership: Originally telecast on the series Americans all on ABC-TV.
Performers: Narrator, Melba Tolliver.
Funding: This videorecording was preserved with support provided in part by Save America's Treasures through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (Umatic) (13 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
A documentary about the Alivn Ailey American Dance Theater. The Ailey company is seen in rehearsal and performance, and in a lecture-demonstration on tour. Ailey talks about the company's goals. Performance excerpts include "I been buked," "Wading in the water," and "Rocka my soul" from Revelations (choreographer, Alvin Ailey), performed by Judith Jamison, Kelvin Rotardier, Loretta Abbott, and others; the duet from Rainbow 'round my shoulder (choreographer, Donald McKayle), performed by Dudley Williams and Sara Yarborough; and Cry (choreographer, Alvin Ailey), performed by Jamison.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY896038429-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12167870
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a36de5a0-b99d-0134-9699-00505686a51c
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The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

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  • 1970: Created
  • 2017: Digitized
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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Americans all" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1970.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Americans all" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed February 27, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1970). Americans all Retrieved from

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