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.
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