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Ailey Performs at the Atlanta Olympic Games

Jennifer Dunning’s loving, biographical tribute, Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance, is published by Addison Wesley.

Masazumi Chaya stages Alvin Ailey’s The River for the Pennsylvania Ballet.

Sweet Release, choreographed by Judith Jamison to an original score by Wynton Marsalis, premieres at the Lincoln Center Festival, accompanied by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs at the Atlanta Olympic Games.