Alvin Ailey created “Cry” in 1971 as a birthday present to his mother. He dedicated it to “all black women everywhere — especially our mothers.” The three-part ballet depicts a woman’s journey through the agonies of slavery to an ecstatic state of grace. While all three parts are great, it’s part one that moves me the most so I offer it up here.
- Episode 144 – All About Coastal Magic with Jennifer Morris + Book Reviews
- Episode 143 – Brandilyn’s Audiobook Recs + NYC Theater Trip Roundup
- Episode 142 – A Visit to Sacramento’s Lavender Library + Book & Movie Reviews
- Episode 141 – Seth King Interview + TV, Movie & Book Reviews
- Episode 140 – Charlie David Discusses “Shadowlands” Miniseries + Book & TV Reviews