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This standout work was Mr. Ailey’s first full-length dance without a plot—a gorgeous exploration of the architecture of bodies in space, with a percussion score by Miloslav Kabelac.

Walter Terry of the Saturday Review writes that Streams "is a stunning group work built chiefly on diagonal lines and evoking the title in abstract form through varying speeds, eddyings, flowings, racings, and floatings, all related to moods of jubilance, sadness, acceptance, and glee." While there is no story told in the work, Alvin Ailey arouses different thoughts and feelings through the movement and the music. They invoke images and sensations inspired by various bodies of water, from gentle brook to turbulent ocean, which correlate to the changing tides within us.

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