What year was Revelations choreographed?
How many sections are in Revelations?
How many episodes are in Revelations?
Pilgrim of Sorrow
What is the name of the first section of Revelations?
Take me to the water
What is the name of the second section of Revelations?
Move, Members, Move
What is the name of the third section of Revelations?
What term does Ailey use to describe his childhood. _________ Memories
In 1962, Revelations was performed for WCBS-TV and Ailey had to fit the piece into how many minutes?
At its premiere, Revelations included how many episodes?
growth and reach
Ailey intended Revelations to be the second part of a larger, evening-length survey of African American music that would 'show the coming and the ______ and ______ of black culture.'
Complete the missing episode '________ Mary'
Complete the missing episode 'Poor ________'
Name the original finale episode of Revelations.
'I want to be ready' was created for the television event as one of how many connected solos?
In 1961 'Sinner Man' was placed at the beginning of Section ___?
Trepidation and Pity
In 'I want to be ready' the use of coccyx balances supports the dancers description of intertwined ________ and ____.
'I want to be ready' was originally danced by whom?
'I want to be ready' is built around _______ _________ inspired floor exercises.
In May 1969, which Boston public television station sponsored a week of performances by Ailey's company?
In May 1969 WGBH sponsored a week of performances 'to inaugurate its [WGBH's] new role as a _________ ___________ for the community.
Alivn Ailey American Dance Theater
The AAADT stands for what?
By 1969 Revelations was already a classic of modern dance repertoire. Notably, Ailey refers to the modern dance suite as a '_____', effectively co-opting the language of 'high' dance art for his own work.
green and orange
In 1969 in 'I've Been 'Buked' the woman wore long dresses in varying colours, including surprisingly vivid shades of ______ and ______.
In which year did Ailey first use white dancers in Revelations?
fashion and social
In 'I've Been 'Buked' the woman wore long dresses in varying colours, including surprisingly vivid shades of greens and orange. Afro hairdos and the presence of three white dancers, one woman and two men, marked the outward appearance of the dance as contemporary in terms of ________ and ______ progression.
In 1969 Judith Jamison, dances in Revelations, dancing the role of the ________ in 'Wade in the Water'.
In 1969, _______ ________ takes over the role in 'I want to be ready' dancing the piece to a much slower recording of the spiritual.
Revelations had attainted its most extravagant proportions during the mid-1970s, when Ailey staged the dance to include a complement of __ dancers.
By 1975, Ailey's preferred dancer training veered heavily toward _______ _____ technique.
The piece is made up of ten ____________ episodes split into three sections.
What year was the DVD recording filmed?
The Day is Past and Gone
Name episode eight.
Didn't my lord deliver Daniel
Name episode two.
Name episode nine.
Fix me Jesus
Name episode three
I wanna be ready
Name episode six
African American spirituals and gospel songs
What genre of music is used in Revelations?
Who designed the costumes of Revelations?
Who designed the lighting of Revelations?
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Where was the premiere of Revelations? - __________ _______ ____, 92nd Street YM-YWHA, New York, January 31st, 1960
Along with Talley Beatty, Donald McKayle and Gus Solomans, Ailey belongs to a generation of African American choreographers who _______________ modern dance in the US.
Jazz and Folk
For African American dancers, although opportunities presented themselves in Broadway, musicals and Hollywood films, stereotypical attitudes meant they were expected to perform _____ and _____ styles.
By the 1960's the _____ ______ movement argued for racial equality.
Which American states was Ailey born in?
In which year did Ailey and his mother move to the West Coast?
Which major influence did Ailey first see in Los Angeles?
African and Caribbean
Dunham researched authentic _______ and _________ forms of dance, fusing them with ballet and jazz.
The Kathrine Dunham Dance Company
Which company was Ailey speaking about when he said 'their moves, their jumps, their agility, the sensuality of what they did, just blew me away'?
Carman de Lavallade
At the age of 15, which friend persuaded Ailey to study dance with Lester Horton?
In which year did Lester Horton die?
According to St. Francis
What is the name of the first piece Ailey created for the Leater Horton Dancers in 1954 (a tribute to Horton after his death)?
unfinished, unformed, unstructured
How did Ted Shawn describe 'According to St. Francis' when it was performed at the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Festival?
In 1954, which film musical did Ailey dance in?
House of Flowers
In 1954 Ailey left for New York, joining the stage musical _______ ___ _______.
The Martha Graham Studios
Whilst in New York, where did Ailey take modern dance classes?
Whilst in New York, Ailey studied ballet with _____ _____.
Ailey danced in the Broadway show 'Jamaica' in 1957. But who was the choreographer?
Which was the first piece Ailey created for his company in 1958?
Which psychological illness was Ailey diagnosed with in the 1980's?
Motion designed to extend joint mobility and on constant explorations of methods for decending to and ascending from the floor into horizontal positions. Other aspects include hinge-like actions at the hip, angluar arm designs and wing-shaped gestures; a sitting positon maintaining a straight back, balancing on the coccyx; and the use of the torso which tilts away from the supporting leg in strong diagonal lines or when tips sideways to bring the body horizontal alignment to the floor are all influences on Aileys work from which person?
Deep plies in second and torso contractions are the influence of which modern dance pioneer?
Hip undulations and flat footed African American walks used in 'Take me to the water' are the influence of which dancer/choreographer?
The use of jazzy but fluid dynamics, balletic gestures, social dances are all the influence of which choreographer?