Alvin Ailey - Quotes

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Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people. ---->>>

I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work. ---->>>

Racism tears down your insides so that no matter what you achieve, you're not quite up to snuff. ---->>>

The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time. ---->>>

Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music. ---->>>

One of the processes of your life is to constantly break down that inferiority, to constantly reaffirm that I Am Somebody. ---->>>

One of the worst things about racism is what it does to young people. ---->>>

It will take very sophisticated marketing to achieve our aim of bringing more black people into the theater. ---->>>

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.

My lasting impression of Truman Capote is that he was a terribly gentle, terribly sensitive, and terribly sad man.

Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to. ---->>>

Lena Horne is the sweetest and most adorable woman in the world. ---->>>

I always want to have more dancers in my company. ---->>>

If you live in the elite world of dance, you find yourself in a world rife with racism. Let's face it. ---->>>

Money is a never-ending problem. ---->>>

No matter what you write or choreograph, you feel it's not enough. ---->>>

My feelings about myself have been terrible. ---->>>

I always want more. ---->>>

I'm attracted to long-legged girls with long arms and a little head. ---->>>

In this business, life is one long fund-raising effort. ---->>>

We still spend more time chasing funds than we do in the studio in creative work. ---->>>

Nothing personal; I just don't have people over. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 01-05, 1931
Birthplace: Rogers, Texas, U.S.
Die: 12-01, 1989
Occupation: Dancer

Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) was an African-American choreographer and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. He is credited with popularizing modern dance and revolutionizing African-American participation in 20th-century concert dance. His company gained the nickname "Cultural Ambassador to the World" because of its extensive international touring (wikipedia)