8/17/20 O&A NYC DANCE: Ailey Celebrates Ellington (1974)

Alvin Ailey first began sketching out a suite of Ellington works on the newly formed the Repertory Workshop of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center which later became known as Ailey II.

One of the first “junior companies” it functioned as “dance laboratories” where artist, including Ailey, could experiment creating new works an the next generation of dancers.  The cast includes Sarita Allen, Dyane Harvey, Fred Benjamin (cameo) John Young, Martial Roumain, and Leslie Watanabe. 

Ailey Celebrates Ellington

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