A Call To Unite
The finale of Alvin Ailey's "Revelations" ballet transformed for the pandemic era; a performance by members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation
Watch: "A Call to Unite"
An adaptation of the finale of Ailey's "Revelations"
Performed and published by the Alvin Alley Dance Foundation
Directed and edited by Danica Paulos
Posted on Vimeo, April 30, 2020
The Alvin Alley Dance Foundation adapts the finalé of "Revelations," one of their signature ballets in a new Vimeo performance. The ballet first performed in 1960, is one of the best-known works of the legenedary jazz-dance choreographer Alvin Ailey.
The mission of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation is to further Ailey's pioneering work by establishing an extended cultural community which provides dance performances, trainingm and community programs for all people. This performing arts community plays a crucial social role using the beauty and humanity of the African-American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages and backgrounds.
Background and Performances
"Revelations" has become a cultural treasure, beloved by generations of fans...from the opening notes of the plaintive “I Been ’Buked” to the rousing “Wade in the Water” and the triumphant finale, “Rocka My Soul in the Bosom of Abraham.”
"A Call to Unite"