Alvin Ailey's "Revelations": Performing Arts Unit Plan

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"Revelations", the 'Signature Work' of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, celebrates the human spirit and the ability of people to overcome adversity. This suite of dances captures the essence of Ailey's black experience in America and expresses themes of his African-American cultural heritage. The lessons focus on such concepts as reach and withdraw, creating a personal signature dance based on one's name and exploring Langston Hughes poerty to find ways to express concepts and feelings through dance. The universal theme of "the Human Family" is woven throughout.

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February 2019
I recall seeing the Alvin Ailey dancers perform Revelations live. I enjoyed, loved it, and found it to be powerful. It connects the dancers and audience to the movements, and expressions. The hope is that students will connect to the performance, the artistry and be inspired.