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1 videodisc (108 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (22 pages : illustrations; 18 cm)
Nonfiction television programs
Cultural television programs
Title from title frame.
Two programs, featuring four short compositions performed by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, originally produced for television in 1986.
Booklet in German, English and French in container.
America's best known Black dance troupe, named for their artistic director and choreographer, combine elements from African tribal rituals, gospel songs, and urban street life into their pieces. Features four performances: Divining, set to rhythmic drum music and choreographed by Judith Jamison; Revelations, set in the American South during the Depression, uses spirituals, gospel music, ragtime, folk songs, and blues; The Stack-Up, set to modern jazz, takes place in Harlem and shows a young man destroyed by drugs; Cry, choreographed by Ailey, is a tribute to all Black women and shows their anger and struggle, but also their celebrations.
"Divining" : Seeking - dancers: Elizabeth Roxas, Carl Bailey, Debora Chase, Jonathan Riseling, Renee Robinson ; Resting - dancer: Elizabeth Roxas ; Moving on - dancers: Elizabeth Roxas, Christopher Huggins, Nasha Thomas, Andre Tyson, Stephen Smith, Marilyn Banks, Carl Bailey, Dereque Whiturs, Ralph Glenmore, David St. Charles, Debora Chase, Marey Griffith, Jonathan Riseling, Renee Robinson, Neisha Folkes -- "Revelations" : Pilgrim of Sorrow - I Been Buked - dancers: April Berry, Marilyn Banks, Debora Chase, Barbara Pouncie, Sharell Mesh, Deborah Manning, Kevin Brown, Rodney Nugent, Danny Clark ; Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel - dancers: Danny Clark, Sharell Mesh, Renee Robinson ; Fix Me Jesus - April Barry, Kevin Brown ; Take Me to the Water - Processional - dancers: Ruthlyn Salomons, Christopher Huggins, David St. Charles, Stephen Smith ; Wading in the Water - dancers: Deborah Manning, Ralph Glenmore, April Berry ; I Want to Be Ready - dancer: Dudley Williams ; Move, Members, Move - Sinner Man - dancers: Rodney Nugent, Carl Bailey, Jonathan Riseling ; The Day is Past and Gone, You May Run On, Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham - dancers: The Company -- "The Stack-up" : dancers: Ralph Glenmore, Marilyn Banks, Gary DeLoatch, Sharrel Mesh, Deborah Manning, Carl Bailey, Christopher Huggins, Jonathan Riseling, Stephen Smith, Adrienne Armstrong, April Berry, Kevin Brown, Rodney Nugent, Debora Chase, Andre Tyson, Neisha Folkes, Max Luna -- "Cry" : dancer: solo, Deborah Manning.
Interviews, Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison; performers, members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (Elizabeth Roxas, Carl Bailey, Debora Chase, Jonathan Riseling, Renee Robinson, Christopher Huggins, Nasha Thomas, Andre Tyson, Stephen Smith, Marilyn Banks, Dereque Whiturs, Ralph Glenmore, David St. Charles, Marey Griffith, Neisha Folkes, April Berry, Barbara Pouncie, Sharrell Mesh, Deborah Manning, Kevin Brown, Rodney Nugent, Danny Clark, Ruthlyn Salomons, Dudley Williams, Gary DeLoatch, Adrienne Armstrong, Max Luna) ; solo dancer (Cry), Deborah Manning.
DVD; region 0, NTSC; picture format 4:3 ; PCM stereo.
Divining / choreography by Judith Jamison ; music, Kimati Dinizulu, Monti Ellison -- Revelations / choreography by Alvin Ailey ; set and costume design, Ves Harper ; (approximately 61 min.) -- The stack-up / choreography by Talley Beatty ; set design, Romare Bearden ; costume design, Carol Vollet Garner -- Cry / choreography by Alvin Ailey ; solo, Deborah Manning (approximately 49 min.)