‘Ailey’ Review: A Poetic Look at the Man Behind the Dances

The idea of ​​Alvin Ailey is often reduced to one dance: “Descriptions.” His exploration of the Black experience in 1960 remains a masterpiece, but it also overshadows the person who made it. How can an artist grow after such an early success? Who was Adam Alvin Ailey? In “Ailey,” director Jamila Wignot brings together footage, …