Monday, 24 March 2014

Judith Jamison

Before I took off back to Canada for Spring Break, I had the honour of attending a talk by Judith Jamison here at Lesley University.

For those of you who aren't familiar with her name, Judith Jamison is a renowned American dancer who, I would say, is most famous for her performance career with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. Her debut was when she performed "Cry" choreographed specifically for her to perform by Alvin Ailey as a birthday gift to his mother which he dedicated to all black women.

Judith Jamison moved on to choreograph and become the Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey and now holds the position of Artistic Director Emerita.

She was a fabulous speaker with her loving spirit and passion for dance being quite obvious to the audience. Being able to be in her presence is an experience that I will never forget.

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