Many know the name Alvin Ailey, but how many know the man? Ailey’s commitment to searching for truth in movement resulted in pioneering and enduring choreography that centers on African American experiences. Director Jamila Wignot’s resonant biography grants artful access to the elusive visionary who founded one of the world’s most renowned dance companies, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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  • Jamila Wignot


  • Amanda Pollak
  • Bryn Mooser
  • Emily Blavatnik
  • Geralyn White Dreyfous
  • Jamila Wignot
  • Jenny Raskin
  • Judy Kinberg
  • Kathryn Everett
  • Lauren DeFilippo
  • Lauren Haber
  • Matt Gottesfeld
  • Michael Kantor
  • Mimi Pham
  • Nancy Blachman
  • Patty Quillin
  • Rebecca Kent
  • Regina K. Scully
  • Roberto Grande
  • Sally Jo Fifer
  • Sarah Blachman
  • Stephen Ives
  • Tony Hsieh

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