Feature: Judith Jamison

Friday 7 April 2006

Judith Jamison Judith Jamison
brought her company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, back to London in 2002 following a ten year absence – and a cancelled visit due to take place just after 11 September 2001. A principal dancer herself with the company, she took the helm in 1989 following Ailey’s death and since then has led the company around the world to international acclaim whilst furthering the pioneering work Ailey himself began.

Since its birth in March 1958, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has gone on to perform for a estimated 19 million people in 48 states and in 68 countries on six continents. During the Sadlers Wells season, audiences will have the chance to see the company’s classic ‘Revelations’, choreographed when Ailey was only 29 years old and representing the spirituality and gospel heritage of southern blacks during the depression.

Melanie Nix talks to the Artistic Director of “the Ailey”
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