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1. Jazz and African Dance forms were a huge influence on Alvin Ailey. TalleyBeatty, Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers were four different choreograpghers in this genre. Name two others

  • Kathrine Durham and jack Cole
  • Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine
  • Keneth McMillan and George Balanchine
  • Mrs Henry and Mrs Clark
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2. There are three main staring points for Revelations. African American traditional music, a desire to create opportunities for African American dancers to perform serious modern dance. What was the third

  • Judith Jamison
  • his school
  • Ailey's memories of his Texan childhood
  • birds

3. Which section is being described: The group in two colums, travel, along the diagonal performing a repeated pattern of slow walking steps. These match the musical pulse and are embellished with Dunham-style, swivelling hips.

  • Processional
  • Wade in the Water
  • Preaching Spirital
  • I Been Buked

4. Name two dance techniques (created by other choreographers) which are fundemental in Ailey's choreographic Style

  • graham and horton
  • george balanchine
  • judith jamison
  • jerome robbins

5. Which episode is being descrobed here: 'in unison, and in close wedge-shaped formation, the deep plie is repeated with variation of the gestures. The arms open sharply to second position and are held during the second plie.

  • Processional
  • I feel Pretty
  • I Been Buked
  • Sinner man


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