True Colors: Dance, Dance, Dance

We are dancing our way into this colorful homage to dance legend, Alvin Ailey (1931-1989) with a skein of Dance, Dance, Dance! Growing up in rural Texas during the Great Depression, Alvin had the twin challenges of virulent and violent racism and homophobia working against him, all while struggling to survive extreme poverty. He and his mother moved all around the South and eventually to Los Angeles, where he met (and was mentored by) Lester Horton, a gay white dance troupe leader who prioritized racial integration and acceptance. After Lester died, Alvin took over the choreography of the dance troupe, and eventually grew it into the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which is still thriving today in NYC. The dance troupe’s cultural impact continues to be felt to this day, and their most famous work, Revelations, may be the most often-seen piece of modern dance in the world.

Dance, Dance, Dance is our colorway honoring Alvin Ailey. This colorway used to be called Hospital Wing or Madame Pomfrey.

Dance, Dance, Dance

Unfortunately, we don’t have a sample showing off this lovely colorway made up, but when you do, please make sure to share it with us!

You can find all of our in-stock True Colors yarn on our website.