Dance’s Alvin Ailey Dead At 58

Alvin Ailey died at the age of 58 due to a blood disorder called dyscrasia. He retired years prior to his sickness to focus more on choreography. During his life span, He has won many wards, choreographed many dances, successfully built Alvin Ailey theater, children/adult classes etc. He is remembered as man who believed in his people. His dreams live out in his dancers, and the people.

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What inspired Alvin Ailey’s famous dance ” Revelation” ?

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What year did Alvin Ailey found the Alvin Ailey dance theater?

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Did you know Alvin Ailey started dancing at the age of 12?

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“Born in Texas in 1931, Alvin Ailey was a choreographer who founded the Alvin Ailey American  Dance Theater in 1958. It was a hugely popular, multi-racial modern  dance ensemble that popularized modern dance around the world thanks to  extensive world tours. His most famous dance is Revelations, a celebratory  study of religious spirit. Ailey received the Kennedy Center Honors in  1988. A year later, on December 1, 1989, Ailey died of AIDS in New York City.”

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I wish I had the honor to meet Alvin Ailey. I think I would have the biggest smile on my face with no words coming out. Although I don’t dance as much as I used to, I make it my priority to take zumba classes every Wednesday to clear my mind. I wish everyone can experience the relief and freedom of dance. It really puts things in perspective for me. This is all thanks to Alvin Ailey. I was not the best dancer, but I wanted to make a difference and try to achieve better. 

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“No Wonder They call me a bitch” Why did the narator choose to write a story about her experience with dog food?

“Rice” What was the significance of writing a narrative essay about rice?

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Walking Down Memory Lane

Walking Down Memory Lane

Strivers Row, is the place I call home. Each cemented step with cracks, ants crawling from A to B, and small holes not visible to the eye. 1,2,3,4,5, I catch my breathe only 6 stairs to go. I evaluate both my plants, greeted by a warm welcome.To my left and right, are black metal railing with Spyros carved, a big, brown, wooden, rectangular door, with 3 boxed shapes. I remember learning how to roller skate, ride my bike, and id stand on the corners of the railing to see if I can balance. I remember braiding my friends hair, playing cards, jumping from the top to the bottom of the stairs, and playing a game of tap with my brother. I remember there was a black out all over the city, and everyone set on their stoops with bottles of water until the evening. I remember watching my grandmother learn how to parallel park in front of my stoop, keeping a straight face, she did horrible.

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