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Season 33, Episode 10 Dance in America: Beyond the Steps---Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

First Aired: June 21, 2006

“Beyond the Steps: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater” is an absorbing look at the company performing in Russia, the creation of the new ballet “Love Stories,” and the group's new Manhattan facility. Included: comments from artistic director Judith Jamison, associate artistic director Masazumi Chaya, executive director Sharon Gersten Luckman, general manager Calvin Hunt, impresario Paul Szilard, and dancers Dwana Adiaha Smallwood, Guillermo Asca and Denise Jefferson.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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