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Dancing RevelationsAlvin Ailey's Embodiment of African American Culture$
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Thomas F. DeFrantz

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195301717

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.001.0001

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Revelations II: 1969

Revelations II: 1969

Chapter:
(p.75) Four Revelations II: 1969
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Dancing Revelations
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Thomas F. DeFrantz

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301717.003.0004

This chapter examines the 1969 version of Alvin Ailey's concert dance Revelations. The dance's performance was very different from its 1962 incarnation and the changes in it reflected the changes in Ailey's thoughts about the importance of dance in American culture and the emergence of a new audience. While the basic movement sequences remained essentially unchanged, certain gestures and rhythmic accents popped out. And while the same line up of spiritual songs was used, some songs in the 1969 performance were sung as a capella with percussion accompaniment.

Keywords:   Revelations, Alvin Ailey, concert dance, American culture, choreography, spiritual songs

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