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Movement in Focus: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Film Screening and Conversation

  • Aurburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culure and History 101 Auburn Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA, 30303 United States (map)

Hammonds House Museum is excited to announce a new partnership with Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta that will connect and engage aficionados of dance and visual arts, as well as cultivate new dance and museum lovers. It is in this spirit that Hammonds House Museum and Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta collaborate to present a special screening event titled “Movement in Focus: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater” with a post-screening dialogue between Ailey II Artistic Director, Troy Powell and WABE's Rose Scott.  A reception will immediately follow.   

About the Film: Designated by a U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” the Ailey company is known for its spectacular range, diversity and artistry, which are showcased in the film, culminating in a performance of its beloved signature work, Revelations. Revelations is an iconic masterpiece of American dance, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” This stunning, soulful tour de force draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs, and holy blues.  Audiences will also get to see three additional dynamic pieces: Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Grace by Ronald K. Brown and Takademe by the company’s Artistic Director Robert Battle. Matthew Diamond directs for television.

This event is presented in partnership with Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta and Auburn Avenue Research Library. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s production of RevelationsChromaGrace, and Takademe for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is supported by a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Yannick Lebrun. Photo by Andrew Eccles