Current Location:
Allendale Campus -> Thomas J. and Marcia J. Haas Center for Performing Arts
Location Notes:
PAC; 1st flr., Rm 1600.

Alvin Ailey: American Dance Theater

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.196.1
Credit:
Gift of Jefferson Baum
Medium:
Poster
Date:
2004
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Bare-chested man in black pants bending backwards(dancing) on a red background. A block of text is below the image.
Historical Context:
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater grew from the now fabled performance in March 1958, at the 92nd Street Young Men's Hebrew Association in New York. Led by Alvin Ailey and a group of young African-American modern dancers, that performance changed forever the perception of American dance. Today, led by Artistic Director Judith Jamison, AAADT has gone on to perform for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states and in 71 countries on six continents, including two historic residencies in South Africa. The company has earned a reputation as one of the most acclaimed international ambassadors of American culture, promoting the uniqueness of the African-American cultural experience and the preservation and enrichment of the American modern dance.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
one-sheet posters