Thomas F. DeFrantz, «Dancing Revelations: Alvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture»
Oxford University Press | ISBN 0195154193 | 2004 Year | PDF | 4,36 Mb | 320 Pages
In the early 1960s, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater was a small, multi-racial company of dancers that performed the works of its founding choreographer and other emerging artists. By the late 1960s, the company had become a well-known African American artistic group closely tied to the Civil Rights struggle. In Dancing Revelations, Thomas DeFrantz chronicles the troupe's journey from a small modern dance company to one of the premier institutions of African American culture. He not only charts this rise to national and international renown, but also contextualizes this progress within the civil rights, women's rights, and gay rights struggles of the late 20th century.