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The legacy of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Clip: 01/15/2022 | 6m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

This month would have been Alvin Ailey’s 91st birthday; the celebrated modern dance visionary died in 1989. Decades later, his choreography is as vibrant as ever and his company, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater remains as innovative. Christopher Booker spoke with the company’s artistic director Robert Battle about Ailey’s legacy.

Aired: 01/15/22

Rating: NR

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