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This stunning autobiography relates the powerful story of one man's painful search for identity despite a lifetime of remarkable achievement. For the first time Alvin Ailey speaks about the individuals and events that made him what he was, especially the profound negative impact of his fatherless childhood.
Among his moving recollections: the music and "blood memories" of rural Texas and LOS Angeles in the Depression era; the colorful true stories that became the narratives for his ballets; an early brush with dramatic theater, a field he debated choosing over dance; his outspoken words about the politics and racism in the dance world; and his insights into such luminaries of that world as George Balanchine and Judith Jamison. And for the first time, Ailey discusses his homosexuality and reveals why the devastating emotional breakdown that made headlines in 1980 was the culmination of "a ten-month-long self-destructive fling" that nearly cost him his sanity.
Revelations is an unforgettable chronicle of a great artist who forever changed the world of dance.
Title: REVELATIONS AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALVIN AILEY
ISBN Number: 0806518618
ISBN Number 13: 9780806518619
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: GOOD
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Description: Trade Paperback - [AILEY & BAILEY] REVELATIONS AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ALVIN AILEY