First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
"I am Alvin Ailey. I am a choreographer. I am a black man whose roots are in the sun and dirt of the south. My roots are in the blues, in the street people whose lives are full of beauty and misery and pain and hope. My roots are also in the Gospel church, the Gospel church of the south where I grew up. Holy blues, paeons to joy, anthems to the human spirit." -- Alvin Ailey