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Ailey 12 rating

An immersive profile of ground-breaking and influential choreographer and founder of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Documentary 2021 95 mins

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Overview

Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. Sensorial and archival-rich, Ailey captures the brilliant and enigmatic man who, when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him, was determined to build one that would. This Immersive profile traces the full contours of this extraordinary artist’s biography and connects his past to our present with an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today, where we follow innovative hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris as he conceives a new dance inspired by Ailey’s life.

Using never-before-heard audio interviews recorded in the last year of his life, we experience Ailey’s astonishing journey in his words.

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