Dance should always be delivered back to the people..

Image of ZooNation and quote by Alvin Ailey

Image of ZooNation and quote by Alvin Ailey

The quote ‘I believe that dance came from the people and should always be delivered back to the people’ is from Alvin Ailey (1931-1989). Ailey started learning dance Lester Horton’s dance classes and Horton, the founder of one of the first racially integrated dance companies in the US became his mentor and after Horton’s death, Ailey became director of the Lester Horton Dance Theater and started choreographing in earnest. For more on Alvin Ailey and the company he eventually produced go to the well designed http://www.alvinailey.org.

 

 I will be posting a dance photograph and dance quote and a little related history every Friday this year. If you would like your favourite quote included then please let me know.