How thin and insecure is that little beach of white sand we call consciousness. Ive always known that in my writing it is the dark troubled sea of which I know nothing, save its presence, that carried me. Ive always felt that creating was a fearless and a timid, a despairing and hopeful, launching out into that unknown.
By: Athol Fugard
DeFrantz's study...is not the first book about the protean Ailey, who was born in hardscrabble Texas in 1931 and died in 1989 after creating close to 80 works. But it is perhaps the most comprehensive, combining biography, criticism, the analysis of dance criticism, and a sort of corporate history, siting the now firmly established Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in the international cultural landscape.
By: Alvin Ailey