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Film & TV News American Masters: Ailey Now Streaming on PBS

Watch a clip of the choreographer explain his creative process in the documentary.

Alvin Ailey
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Jamila Wingot’s documentary Ailey is now streaming on PBS as part of the network’s American Masters series after airing January 11 on broadcast television. Check out a clip below from the film, which debuted in theatres last year.

“I’m a choreographer,” says Ailey (the film utilizes archival recorded audio and video footage of the choreographer as he explains his methods). “I create movement and I am searching for truth in movement. I have these creative sides bubbling inside.”

WATCH: Director Jamila Wignot Dives Deep Into the Life and Career of Alvin Ailey

Ailey also features interviews with company dancers and choreographers, who give insight into Ailey’s process and legacy, including his founding of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Among those included are current AAADT Artistic Director Robert Battle, Rennie Harris, Darrin Ross, Don Martin, Mary Barnett, Linda Kent, George Faison, Judith Jamison, Bill Hammond, Sylvia Waters, Hope Clark, Sarita Allen, Masazumi Chaya, and Bill T. Jones.

 
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