Dance On Film ~ Ailey
- Library Hall
Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. Ailey traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty. Told through Ailey’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with those who intimately knew him, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary. The critically acclaimed documentary film made its world premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
About Dance On Film
This Dance On Film is presented by Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre. Perry-Mansfield is the oldest continuously operating arts camp in the United States. Steamboat Dance Theatre is a community dance organization that produces an annual concert in addition to year-round dance scholarships and education programs in Yampa Valley schools. This collaborative and educational dance film series with the Bud Werner Memorial Library features free screenings of the hottest new dance documentaries along with the finest classic dance films from a variety of genres filmed throughout the ages.