Posted March 15, 2012 by Editorial Staff in 2012
 
 

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at Zellerbach Hall

Jan Mabry goes backstage when Cal Performances presents the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre comes to Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley.


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Jan Mabry goes backstage when Cal Performances presents the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre comes to Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley – August 2012 (09:20)

The company’s founder Alvin Ailey started out with just a handful of African American dancers at the 92nd street YMCA in Lower Harlem…It was the beginning of the civil rights era… and Ailey made black dancers part of the cultural revolution.

After 50 years, the company has been recognized as a cultural ambassador. Truly, this African-American company has become an American institution.

Source: The Bounce Report