|Judith Jamison: Former Director|
|Alvin Ailey: Founder|
|Alvin Ailey Dancers: Revelations|
|Robert Battle: Director|
|Alicia Graf Mack: Co-Director|
|Arthur Mitchell: Founder|
|Virginia Johnson: Director|
|The Dance Theatre of Harlem|
There are very few dance troupes in my opinion that inspires, energizes and nourishes the soul of the human family like the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. The group was created and catapulted into the ages by the founder Alvin Ailey and excellently maintained under three successive leaders. Judith Jamison took over after his death and the group continues to mesmerize audiences under the guidance of Robert Battle and Alicia Mack.
The Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded by Arthur Mitchell is another dance troupe of that caliber. There was a recent television interview with Virginia Johnson, Artistic Director of The Dance Theatre of Harlem advising the world that they were back in operation. She and the dance troupe were also featured in a Good Black News article which provided information on their unfortunate leave from the public for nine years and their journey to resurrect the company.
An acknowledgment of these phenomenal cultural giants is what this post is all about!
"We must display and be the beauty, righteousness and love of our culture." (Robert Dickerson)