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American Masters

Ailey

The story of a visionary artist who found salvation through dance.

Ailey

Video thumbnail: American Masters Ailey dancers reflect on company's scrappy beginnings

American Masters

Ailey dancers reflect on company's scrappy beginnings

Former Ailey dancers recall how Alvin Ailey worked hard to raise money for the company.

Ailey dancers reflect on company's scrappy beginnings

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American Masters

Ailey's "Revelations" draws on African American spirituals

Ailey's "Revelations" performance depicted the "Black experience."

Ailey's "Revelations" draws on African American spirituals

Video thumbnail: American Masters Alvin Ailey on Chauncey Green, the friend who saved his life

American Masters

Alvin Ailey on Chauncey Green, the friend who saved his life

Ailey describes his "blood memories" and an impactful friendship.

Alvin Ailey on Chauncey Green, the friend who saved his life

Video thumbnail: American Masters Bill T. Jones remembers the first time he met Alvin Ailey

American Masters

Bill T. Jones remembers the first time he met Alvin Ailey

"I was lonely for colleagues who were people of color," said Jones upon meeting Ailey.

Bill T. Jones remembers the first time he met Alvin Ailey

Video thumbnail: American Masters Choreographer Rennie Harris on channeling Ailey

American Masters

Choreographer Rennie Harris on channeling Ailey

Rennie Harris choreographed a piece about Ailey for the 60th anniversary of the company.

Choreographer Rennie Harris on channeling Ailey

Video thumbnail: American Masters Rennie Harris on the power of the choreographer

American Masters

Rennie Harris on the power of the choreographer

Rennie Harris describes how choreographers are responsible for their dancers.

Rennie Harris on the power of the choreographer

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