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Ailey Ascending

Ailey Ascending

A Portrait in Motion

Photographs by Andrew Eccles,Preface by Judith Jamison,Foreword by Anna Deavere Smith


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In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, this dazzling book includes both original black and white and full-color photographs by Andrew Eccles. This acclaimed photographer has been documenting the company for the past twelve years, and his breathtakingly beautiful images capture the dancers in performance, behind-the-scenes, and in stunning portraits. With a preface by Judith Jamison, artistic director of the company since 1989, Ailey Ascending reveals the passion and beauty of this award-winning dance troupe today.

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Size: 10 x 12 in;
Pages: 144 pp;
illustrated throughout
Format: Hardcover
Publication: October 2008
ISBN: 9780811864800
ISBN10: 811864804
Andrew Eccles's photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and O, The Oprah Magazine.

Judith Jamison is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer, dancer, Broadway star, and author.

Anna Deavere Smith is an actress and playwright in New York City.