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AILEY goes behind the scenes to explore the life and legacy of Alvin Ailey, the trailblazing choreographer who founded the vastly influential Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1958, when he was just 27. Told largely through Ailey’s own voice, the film traces the arc from his childhood in Jim Crow Texas to Washington, D.C., where he received the Kennedy Center Honors in 1988, a year before his death. The American Dance Theater performs at the Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston April 28-May 1. https://youtu.be/PHcM4HJEgs4 Stream AILEY on Hulu (also available on PBS’s American Masters and other platforms), then join us at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14 for a live interview and Q&A with director Jamila Wignot located here
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