Dogwoof have today released the official UK Trailer for Documentary Ailey, upcoming documentary on visionary dancer Alvin Ailey.
Jamila Wignot‘s film celebrates the dancer, choreographer, the pioneer. Who found protest through his art and influenced many in dance but sadly he’s one of many unrepresented cultural icons who deserve more. Hopefully this film will highlight the talent, the inspiration and life through some fantastic archival footage and interviews.
The film premiered back Sundance Film Festival, touring various other festivals. Also back in the Summer it was released in the U.S, all delivering phenomenal reviews…
Alvin Ailey was a visionary artist who found salvation through dance. Directed by Jamila Wignot, the celebrated documentary is an immersive profile of ground-breaking and influential choreographer Alvin Ailey, founder of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. AILEY captures the brilliant and enigmatic man who, when confronted by a world that refused to embrace him, was determined to build one that would.
Ailey is a sensorial, archival-rich story that traces the full contours of this extraordinary artist’s biography and connects his past to our present with an intimate glimpse into the Ailey studios today, where we follow innovative hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris as he conceives a new dance inspired by Ailey’s life.
Using never-before-heard audio interviews recorded in the last year of his life, we experience Ailey’s astonishing journey in his words.
Ailey will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 7th January 2022.