The Beginning and Ending of Alvin Ailey
Alvin Ailey was born on January 5, 1931 in Rogers, Texas. He had become the one of the leading person in the 20th century of modern dance. His dad left the family early and his mom had him at a young age. Him growing up he was poor and he was inspired by the church and the music he heard in dance hall. He left from Texas and went to Los Angeles at the age of 12. He became really talented with dance. He was able to do good with language and athletics. He study dance with a person called Lester Horton in the year of 1949. The year following studying dance with Lester Horton he joined his company.
He then made a debut In Truman Capote's musical "House of Flowers". He contributed in a lot of musicals and played the lead dancer in some of the broadway musicals. The moment that he was in New York, Alvin had study dance with Martha Graham. He also did acting with Stella Adler.He soon had his own dance company in the 1958. The blues suit was a piece from his southern roots that he debuted in. There was a major early work , it was Revelations it was his blood memories of his childhood in rural of texas and the baptist church. He then began taking his company on the road. In the mid 1960s he stopped dancing and continued his masterpiece choreograph. During his long career he choreographed closed to 80 ballets. Entering the year of 1988 he was honored by the Kenndy Center for his contributions to the arts.
Coming to the end of his journey. He died December 1 at the age of 58 in 1989 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. He actually died of AIDS. But the people was saying that he suffered from terminal blood dyscrasia. Its a kind of disease that affects the bone marrow. His friend Mikhail Baryshnikov said that " His work made an important contribution to American Culture. Through all of this his is still important through the arts of ballet he made and the organizations he founded. The people he danced with danced for over 20 million people and also have been seen on broadcast.