In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, this book includes original black and white and full-color photographs by acclaimed photographer, Andrew Eccles. (Andrew Eccles photos has appeared in Vanity fair, the New York Times and O, The Oprah Magazine.) In this book the photographer, Andrew Eccles, captures the dancers in performance, behind-the-scenes, and in stunning portraits. The foreword by Judith Jamison, she is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer, dancer, Broadway star, and author. Ailey Ascending reveals the passion and beauty of the award-winning Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater like never before.