Join NJPAC Teaching Artist Wincey Terry for a free reading and conversation about the life and profession of Alvin Ailey written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.

We will discuss the life of a pioneer from Texas who was amazed by gospel and jazz music and modern dancing choreography. Alvin Ailey used his cultural background to popularize modern dance and popularize African Americans’ interest in 20th century modern concert dance. Through perseverance and the exploration of African-American cultural experiences, Alvin Ailey revolutionized American modern dance and theater forever. Let’s discuss how his work inspires you to become a great artist and professional.

This event will take place at Hillside Public Library.