Elsewhere in this blog, when talking about James Joyce and "aesthetic arrest," I mentioned what it was like to see Judith Jamison dance. Today she turns 71, but to people like her, age is just a number. Her eternally youthful spirit did not diminish when she gave up dancing to become a choreographer and Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. People like Judith do not get old. What you see in the footage included below is an example of what she is beyond the body. An enlightened and empowering spirit who has touched the lives of audiences, students, and fellow dancers alike. Take a look at the following examples of her work, the profile on PBS, and the Bryn Mawr commencement address, and you will see what I mean.
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