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Alvin Ailey

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We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work.

— Alvin Ailey

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If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it.

— Alvin Ailey

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Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people.

— Alvin Ailey

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About Alvin Ailey

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In 1954 he and his friend Carmen De Lavallade were invited to New York to dance in the Broadway show House of Flowers by Truman Capote starring Pearl Bailey and Diahann Carroll. While he wanted to give opportunities to black dancers who were frequently excluded from performances by racist attitudes at the time he also wanted to rise above issues of negritude. Hidden Rites Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater New York City Center 1973.

He received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988 just one year before his death. Ailey is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th century concert dance.

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