Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Beyond the Steps

Starring: Judith Jamison Director: Phil Bertelsen
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Beyond the
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    Original Release Date: January 1, 2006 Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: New Video Group
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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This dazzling cinema verité documentary follows the extraordinary dancers and renowned choreographers of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater as they do everything it takes to keep American modern dance fresh and a legacy alive.

Award-winning filmmaker Phil Bertelsen offers a rare backstage look at one of America s oldest modern dance companies at a defining moment in its history--as it settles into its own permanent home and training facility in New York City. Set against the construction of the new dance center and the creation of a new dance, every bit of passion, talent, and hard work that goes into keeping a company running is on display. The troupe seamlessly weaves from rehearsal to a triumphant tour in Russia, back to their new dream-come-true digs in Manhattan. BEYOND THE STEPS intertwines the dancers individual tragedies and triumphs with breathtaking performance footage from their journey, shining a spotlight on the story of one of America s most beloved cultural institutions. Visually stunning and emotionally poignant, the film provides a rare glimpse into the fascinating world of modern dance.

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The dancers of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater are captured on camera as they settle in to their new studio in New York City in this documentary.

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Dance | Dancers | New York City

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  • Sales Rank: 112,188
  • ISBN: 0767097203
  • EAN: 0767685991039
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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