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Jerome Robbins Theater
450 W 37th Street
New York, NY 10018
An intimate portrait tracing the individual careers and love story of two extraordinary artists who have played a vital role in shaping the legacy of modern dance in America: Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder. Featuring interviews and performance footage of friends and colleagues, including dancers Judith Jamison, Ulysses Dove, and Alvin Ailey.
Carmen de Lavallade first appeared in New York City with the Lester Horton Dance Theater and subsequently on Broadway with Alvin Ailey in House of Flowers. She appeared in the films Carmen Jones, Odds Against Tomorrow, Big Daddy and Lone Star. Horton, Geoffrey Holder, Ailey, Glen Tetley and Agnes de Mille created ballets especially for her. She was a principle dancer with the Metropolitan Opera, a guest artist with the American Ballet Theatre and the New York City Center Opera. At Yale, she taught movement for actors and became a member of the Yale Repertory Company and the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard. She has choreographed for Dance Theatre of Harlem, Philadanco, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Metropolitan Opera. De Lavallade received a Dance Magazine Award, an honorary doctorate from the Juilliard School, a Duke Ellington Fellowship Award and a Dance/ USA Award. She is a founding member of Paradigm, a repertory concert company.
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