Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972

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American dancer and choreographer.

From the description of Letters to La Meri, 1962-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122534334

From the guide to the Ted Shawn letters to La Meri, 1962-1972, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.)

Dancer, choreographer, educator, and writer,Ted Shawn (1891-1972) was a seminal figure in American dance.

Among his many notable accomplishments was the founding of the Denishawn School of Dancing, with his wife, Ruth St. Denis. Within a few years of their opening of the first Denishawn school in Los Angeles, Shawn and St. Denis had established Denishawn schools throughout the United States and built up an extensive repertory of dances, which they performed with their company of Denishawn Dancers on tours of the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East from 1915-1932. Some of their dancers, including Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman, later went on to develop the field of modern dance. In 1932 Denishawn disbanded, and Shawn and St. Denis pursued separate careers. He developed a company of all male dancers in an effort to prove that dancing was an acceptable art form for men. They rehearsed, choreographed, and trained at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn's farm in Lee, Massachusetts, and performed throughout the United States from 1933 to 1940. An outgrowth of these efforts was the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and University of the Dance, which, by combining daily classes and evening performances, became the first intensive summer dance program in the United States. In addition to his work at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn lectured at universities and other institutions throughout the United States. During his lifetime he also published nine books. Shawn continued to direct Jacob's Pillow every summer and also pursued his career as a scholarly speaker and writer until the time of his death.

From the description of Ted Shawn papers, 1913-1982 (bulk 1940-1972) (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 84688625

Ted Shawn, 1891-1972, American dancer, choreographer, and educator:

co-founded Denishawn school and company with Ruth St. Denis, 1915; when Denishawn was disbanded in 1931, he established a school at his Massachusetts farm (later called Jacob's Pillow) and his own company, Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, which toured the United States from 1933-1940.

Barton Mumaw, b. 1912, dancer with Denishawn and Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers:

lead dancer in Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, 1933-1948; Broadway and theater dance, 1948-1958; began reconstructing Ted Shawn's dances in 1973.

From the description of Letters to Barton Mumaw, 1940-1971. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122571643

Ted Shawn (1891-1972), well known for his pioneering efforts in American modern dance, began dancing as a means of physical therapy. In his third year of studying for the ministry at the University of Denver, he contracted a case of diphtheria, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. While he was nursing himself back to health, he realized that dancing would become his lifetime career.

Shawn's first teacher was Hazel Wallack in Denver, with whom he studied ballet and ballroom exhibition dancing. At the same time he worked independently and began to perform his own choreographic works. In 1912 Shawn moved to Los Angeles, where he established a school and small performing company. The following year he and his dancing partner, Norma Gould, embarked with their company of Interpretive Dancers upon a cross-country tour and reached New York after nineteen performances.

While in New York Shawn arranged his first meeting with Ruth St. Denis. He had seen her perform in Denver and was convinced that they should work together. During their first meeting they discussed their artistic ideas and ambitions, and Shawn returned the next day to demonstrate his dancing. He was then hired by Miss St. Denis' brother and manager to be her partner. On April 13, 1914, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn began a tour of the southern United States. In August of the same year they were married.

In 1915 they founded the first Denishawn school in Los Angeles with the intent of providing students with a diversified dance education. They believed that a dancer should learn all styles of dance rather than concentrating on one form; therefore, they offered classes in ballet, modern, ethnic, and creative dance. Within a few years Shawn and Miss St. Denis had established Denishawn schools throughout the United States. They built up an extensive repertory of spiritual, ethnic, character, and “music visualization” dances, which they performed with their company of Denishawn Dancers on tours of the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East from 1915-1932. Some of their dancers, including Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman, later went on to develop the field of modern dance. In 1932 Denishawn disbanded, and Shawn and Miss St. Denis pursued separate careers.

Shawn established a company of all male dancers in an effort to prove that dancing was an acceptable art form for men. They rehearsed, choreographed, and trained at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn's farm in Lee, Massachusetts, and performed throughout the United States from 1933 to 1940. Shawn continued to perform, generally as a solo artist, until 1962, but after 1940 his efforts became more concentrated upon dance in education. He established the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and University of the Dance which, by combining daily classes and evening performances, became the first intensive summer dance program in the United States. Shawn's primary aim again was to provide students with a well-rounded dance background, which he achieved by inviting performers and instructors from all over the world.

In addition to his work at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn lectured at universities and other institutions throughout the United States. During his lifetime he also published nine books, including: Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer and Prophet (1920), The American Ballet (1926), Gods who Dance (1929), Fundamentals of a Dance Education (1935), Dance We Must (1940), How Beautiful Upon the Mountain (1944), Every Little Movement (1954), Thirty-three Years of American Dance (1959), and One Thousand and One Night Stands (with Gray Poole, 1960).

Shawn continued to direct Jacob's Pillow every summer and also pursue his career as a scholarly speaker and writer until his death in 1972.

Barton Mumaw, born August 20, 1912 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania but raised in Eustis, Florida, started dance training in his hometown, taking part in infrequently offered ballet and modern dance classes, as well as dance correspondence classes through the mail. After seeing the Denishawn troup perform during a Florida tour, he went to New York to take the 1930 summer course at the Denishawn School. After New York, he returned to Orlando, Florida to study music at the Rollins College. In 1931, Mumaw left rollins to become Ted Shawn's chauffer and dresser, and a member of Denishawn, in exchange for tuition, board, and meals. When Denishawn disbanded in 1932, Mumaw followed Shawn to Becket, Massachusetts, to the farm later called Jacob's Pillow. Their relationship was as fellow dancers, choreographers, lovers, and companions. In 1933, Shawn put together an all-male touring group called Ted Shawn's Men Dancers. Mumaw created many leading roles in the company as for seven years, the troup travelled across the United States and Canada. Mumaw not only danced in Shawn's choreographies, but also created many of his own. With the approach of World War II, Ted Shawn's Men Dancers was disbanded and Mumaw launched a solo recital tour, which continued even in the armed forces where he served as an Entertainment Specialist from 1942-1946. Mumaw worked from 1948-1958 in the world of musical theater, performing on Broadway and in touring musicals such as Oklahoma, Annie Get Your Gun, The Golden Apple, and My Fair Lady. Mumaw's connection with Ted Shawn and Jacob's Pillow continued as he performed and taught at the summer dance camp. In 1973, Mumaw recontructed Shawn's Kinetic Molpai for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Working with the former Denishawn dancer, Jane Sherman, Mumaw published his biography, entitled Barton Mumaw, Dancer: from Denishawn to Jacob's Pillow and Beyond. In 1991, he coached revivals for a Shawn centennial program know as Jacob's Pillow's Men Dancers, performed at New York City's Joyce Theater and toured nationally. He died in Clearwater, Florida June 18, 2001.

From the guide to the Letters to Barton Mumaw, 1940-1971, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.)

Ted Shawn (1891-1972), well known for his pioneering efforts in American modern dance, began dancing as a means of physical therapy. In his third year of studying for the ministry at the University of Denver, he contracted a case of diphtheria, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. While he was nursing himself back to health, he realized that dancing would become his life-time career.

Shawn's first teacher was Hazel Wallack in Denver, with whom he studied ballet and ballroom exhibition dancing. At the same time he worked independently and began to perform his own choreographic works. In 1912 Shawn moved to Los Angeles, where he established a school and small performing company. The following year he and his dancing partner, Norma Gould, embarked with their company of Interpretive Dancers upon a cross-country tour and reached New York after nineteen performances.

While in New York Shawn arranged his first meeting with Ruth St. Denis. He had seen her perform in Denver and was convinced that they should work together. During their first meeting they discussed their artistic ideas and ambitions, and Shawn returned the next day to demonstrate his dancing. He was then hired by Miss St. Denis' brother and manager to be her partner. On April 13, 1914, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn began a tour of the southern United States. In August of the same year they were married.

In 1915 they founded the first Denishawn school in Los Angeles with the intent of providing students with a diversified dance education. They believed that a dancer should learn all styles of dance rather than concentrating on one form; therefore, they offered classes in ballet, modern, ethnic, and creative dance. Within a few years Shawn and Miss St. Denis had established Denishawn schools throughout the United States. They built up an extensive repertory of spiritual, ethnic, character, and “music visualization” dances, which they performed with their company of Denishawn Dancers on tours of the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East from 1915-1932. Some of their dancers, including Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman, later went on to develop the field of modern dance. In 1932 Denishawn disbanded, and Shawn and Miss St. Denis pursued separate careers.

Shawn established a company of all male dancers in an effort to prove that dancing was an acceptable art form for men. They rehearsed, choreographed, and trained at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn's farm in Lee, Massachusetts, and performed throughout the United States from 1933 to 1940. Shawn continued to perform, generally as a solo artist, until 1962, but after 1940 his efforts became more concentrated upon dance in education. He established the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and University of the Dance which, by combining daily classes and evening performances, became the first intensive summer dance program in the United States. Shawn's primary aim again was to provide students with a well-rounded dance background, which he achieved by inviting performers and instructors from all over the world.

In addition to his work at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn lectured at universities and other institutions throughout the United States. During his lifetime he also published nine books, including: Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer and Prophet (1920), The American Ballet (1926), Gods who Dance (1929), Fundamentals of a Dance Education (1935), Dance We Must (1940), How Beautiful Upon the Mountain (1944), Every Little Movement (1954), Thirty-three Years of American Dance (1959), and One Thousand and One Night Stands (with Gray Poole, 1960).

Shawn continued to direct Jacob's Pillow every summer and also pursue his career as a scholarly speaker and writer until his death in 1972.

From the guide to the Ted Shawn collection, 1903-1971, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.)

Ted Shawn was born Edwin Myers Shawn in Kansas City, Missouri on October 21, 1891. Shawn was the second of two boys in the family. In 1903, his older brother died and then eight months later his mother died. Shawn was devastated. He and his father lived in boarding houses until his father remarried. In 1906 he moved to Denver, Colorado, to be with his father and stepmother.

Shawn entered the University of Denver in 1911, to study to become a minister. In his third year he became ill with diphtheria, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. He began dancing as a means of physical therapy. He enjoyed dancing so much that he left school.

Shawn's first dance teacher in Denver was Hazel Wallack, with whom he studied ballet and ballroom exhibition dancing. In 1912 Shawn moved to Los Angeles, where he established a school and small performing company. The following year he and his dancing partner, Norma Gould, embarked with their company of Interpretive Dancers upon a cross-country tour and reached New York after nineteen performances.

Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn met early in 1914. Shortly thereafter they began a tour of the southern United States with their newly formed dance troupe. In August of that same year they were married. They founded the first Denishawn School in Los Angeles with the intent of providing students with a diversified dance education a year later.

The Denishawn Dancers toured the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East from 1915-1932. Some of their dancers, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Eleanor King, later went on to develop the field of modern dance. In 1933, Shawn and St. Denis dissolved Denishawn. The couple also separated at this same time, though they never divorced.

After the end of Denishawn in 1933, Shawn established a company of all male dancers in an effort to prove that dancing was an acceptable art form for men. They rehearsed, choreographed, and trained at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn's farm in Lee, Massachusetts. They toured and performed throughout the United States from 1933 to 1940 when so many of the men enlisted in the service and fought in WWII.

Shawn continued to perform, generally as a solo artist, until 1962, even though he concentrated more upon dance in education after 1940.

Shawn purchased a non-working farm in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts sometime before 1933. He used the place as a training center for his Men's Dancer group. At the suggestion of friends, he opened rehearsals to the public for a small fee. Through this humble beginning, the world-famous Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival was created. The Festival continues to each year highlight dancers and dance companies from around the world.

In 1940 Mary Washington Ball leased the Pillow and established the dance school. Shawn was hired to teach at the school. Over time it became The University of the Dance, the first intensive summer dance program in the United States, combines daily classes and evening performances.

Shawn directed the festival until his death. After a lengthy illness Ted Shawn died on January 9, 1972 in Orlando, Florida.

From the guide to the Ted Shawn papers, 1913-1982, 1940-1972, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.)

Ted Shawn (1891-1972), well known for his pioneering efforts in American modern dance, began dancing as a means of physical therapy. In his third year of studying for the ministry at the University of Denver, he contracted a case of diphtheria, which left him paralyzed from the waist down. While he was nursing himself back to health, he realized that dancing would become his lifetime career.

Shawn's first teacher was Hazel Wallack in Denver, with whom he studied ballet and ballroom exhibition dancing. At the same time he worked independently and began to perform his own choreographic works. In 1912 Shawn moved to Los Angeles, where he established a school and small performing company. The following year he and his dancing partner, Norma Gould, embarked with their company of Interpretive Dancers upon a cross-country tour and reached New York after nineteen performances.

While in New York Shawn arranged his first meeting with Ruth St. Denis. He had seen her perform in Denver and was convinced that they should work together. During their first meeting they discussed their artistic ideas and ambitions, and Shawn returned the next day to demonstrate his dancing. He was then hired by Miss St. Denis' brother and manager to be her partner. On April 13, 1914, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn began a tour of the southern United States. In August of the same year they were married.

In 1915 they founded the first Denishawn school in Los Angeles with the intent of providing students with a diversified dance education. They believed that a dancer should learn all styles of dance rather than concentrating on one form; therefore, they offered classes in ballet, modern, ethnic, and creative dance. Within a few years Shawn and Miss St. Denis had established Denishawn schools throughout the United States. They built up an extensive repertory of spiritual, ethnic, character, and “music visualization” dances, which they performed with their company of Denishawn Dancers on tours of the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Far East from 1915-1932. Some of their dancers, including Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman, later went on to develop the field of modern dance. In 1932 Denishawn disbanded, and Shawn and Miss St. Denis pursued separate careers.

Shawn established a company of all male dancers in an effort to prove that dancing was an acceptable art form for men. They rehearsed, choreographed, and trained at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn's farm in Lee, Massachusetts, and performed throughout the United States from 1933 to 1940. Shawn continued to perform, generally as a solo artist, until 1962, but after 1940 his efforts became more concentrated upon dance in education. He established the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and University of the Dance which, by combining daily classes and evening performances, became the first intensive summer dance program in the United States. Shawn's primary aim again was to provide students with a well-rounded dance background, which he achieved by inviting performers and instructors from all over the world.

In addition to his work at Jacob's Pillow, Shawn lectured at universities and other institutions throughout the United States. During his lifetime he also published nine books, including: Ruth St. Denis: Pioneer and Prophet (1920), The American Ballet (1926), Gods who Dance (1929), Fundamentals of a Dance Education (1935), Dance We Must (1940), How Beautiful Upon the Mountain (1944), Every Little Movement (1954), Thirty-three Years of American Dance (1959), and One Thousand and One Night Stands (with Gray Poole, 1960).

Shawn continued to direct Jacob's Pillow every summer and also pursue his career as a scholarly speaker and writer until his death in 1972.

Barton Mumaw, born August 20, 1912 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania but raised in Eustis, Florida, started dance training in his hometown, taking part in infrequently offered ballet and modern dance classes, as well as dance correspondence classes through the mail. After seeing the Denishawn troup perform during a Florida tour, he went to New York to take the 1930 summer course at the Denishawn School. After New York, he returned to Orlando, Florida to study music at the Rollins College. In 1931, Mumaw left rollins to become Ted Shawn's chauffer and dresser, and a member of Denishawn, in exchange for tuition, board, and meals. When Denishawn disbanded in 1932, Mumaw followed Shawn to Becket, Massachusetts, to the farm later called Jacob's Pillow. Their relationship was as fellow dancers, choreographers, lovers, and companions. In 1933, Shawn put together an all-male touring group called Ted Shawn's Men Dancers. Mumaw created many leading roles in the company as for seven years, the troup travelled across the United States and Canada. Mumaw not only danced in Shawn's choreographies, but also created many of his own. With the approach of World War II, Ted Shawn's Men Dancers was disbanded and Mumaw launched a solo recital tour, which continued even in the armed forces where he served as an Entertainment Specialist from 1942-1946. Mumaw worked from 1948-1958 in the world of musical theater, performing on Broadway and in touring musicals such as Oklahoma, Annie Get Your Gun, The Golden Apple, and My Fair Lady. Mumaw's connection with Ted Shawn and Jacob's Pillow continued as he performed and taught at the summer dance camp. In 1973, Mumaw recontructed Shawn's Kinetic Molpai for the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. Working with the former Denishawn dancer, Jane Sherman, Mumaw published his biography, entitled Barton Mumaw, Dancer: from Denishawn to Jacob's Pillow and Beyond. In 1991, he coached revivals for a Shawn centennial program know as Jacob's Pillow's Men Dancers, performed at New York City's Joyce Theater and toured nationally. He died in Clearwater, Florida June 18, 2001.

From the guide to the Ted Shawn letters to Marie Albery, Barton Mumaw, and William Thomas, 1940-1865, (The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.)

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referencedIn Lynn, Carol, 1893-1987. Carol Lynn papers 1896-1959 New York Public Library System, NYPL
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referencedIn Humphrey, Julia E., 1866-1945. Denishawn oriental tour, 1925-26; Letters to Horace B. Humphrey, May Walker, and Ethel Moulton, August, 1925-June, 1926. 3 folders (27 items). New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Walter Sorell research files on Mary Wigman, 1927-1976 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Denishawn Dancers. [Programs and announcements] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Toscanini, Walter, 1898-1971. Cia Fornaroli and Walter Toscanini papers, 1842-1971 and undated (1900-1971 and undated, bulk dates). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ambrose DuBek dance photograph collection, 1952-1963 and undated. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Moore, Lillian. Scrapbooks. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Hadassah, 1909?-1992. Hadassah papers, 1938-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Ted Shawn letters to Miriam Winslow, 1929-1946 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Jack Cole Scrapbook Collection, 1910s-1970s V & A Department of Theatre and Performance
referencedIn Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952. Katherine S. Dreier papers / Société Anonyme archive, 1818-1952 (bulk 1920-1951). Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc. Scrapbook: Clippings, programs, and announcements. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972. Correspondence, 1942-1960. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972. Ted Shawn Collection. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. Miscellaneous manuscripts. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Hadassah papers, 1938-1988 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Robert Francis Papers MS 403., 1891-1986 Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
creatorOf Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972. [Programs and announcements] New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc. Scrapbooks : clippings, programs, and announcements. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Photograph collection on Ruth St. Denis, 1893-1949 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
referencedIn Humphrey-Weidman Company. Scrapbooks: Clippings and programs. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Lillian Moore correspondence, ca. 1936-1967 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Fisher, Howle. Howle Fisher collection of Denishawn School of Dancing choreography, circa 1924-1933. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University Libraries, UNCG University Libraries
referencedIn Dance program and ephemera collection, 1909-1987 University of California, Irvine. Library. Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972. Thirty-three years of American dance. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972. Breathe on me / by Ted Shawn ; notated by Mireille Backer. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Sorell, Walter, 1905-1997. Walter Sorell research files on Mary Wigman, 1927-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Brown, Chamberlain. Chamberlain and Lyman Brown papers, 1849-1961. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ruth St. Denis papers, ca. 1915-1958 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972. Letters to Barton Mumaw, 1940-1971. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Badorek, Grace,. Interview with Grace Badorek. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Ted Shawn letters to Harold Abbey, 1966-1971 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers. Scrapbook: Programs and announcements, New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Humphrey-Weidman Company. Scrapbooks: Clippings and programs. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Dougherty, John, 1910-1988. John Dougherty collection, 1904-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Ernestine Stodelle correspondence, 1945-1975 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Martin Kamin Papers, 1789-1973 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Lyon, Margerie. Collection about Ted Shawn and the dance, 1930-1970. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc. Scrapbooks: [microform] Clippings, programs, and announcements. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rosamond Pinchot Papers, 1918-1955, (bulk 1923-1937) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Stodelle, Ernestine. Ernestine Stodelle correspondence, 1945-1975. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Limón, José. Papers, [ca. 1927]-1972. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968. Miscellaneous papers, 1926-1960. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Identified Persons Photograph Collection, 1880-1998 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research
referencedIn Pierce, Theodore, 1907-1999. Papers, 1867-1998. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Walter Terry papers, 1913-1982 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn Carol Lynn papers, 1896-1959 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
referencedIn La Meri. Scrapbooks: Clippings, programs and announcements. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
creatorOf Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972. Scrapbook: Clippings and programs, New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn Suzanne Shelton Buckley papers, 1879-1985, 1978-1985 Carson-Brierly Dance Library, Special Collections and Archives, Penrose Library, University of Denver, 2150 E. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80208
referencedIn Myra Kinch papers, 1920-1970 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
creatorOf Kinch, Myra. Myra Kinch papers, 1920-1970. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Moore, Lillian. Correspondence. New York Public Libraries for the Performing Arts, Dance Collection
referencedIn José Limón papers, ca. 1927-1972 The New York Public Library. Jerome Robbins Dance Division.
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associatedWith Albery, Marie. person
correspondedWith American Ballet Theatre corporateBody
associatedWith American Museum of Vaudeville corporateBody
associatedWith Arthur Todd person
associatedWith Badorek, Grace, person
correspondedWith Balanchine, George. person
associatedWith Brown, Chamberlain person
associatedWith Brown, Chamberlain. person
associatedWith Buckley, Suzanne Shelton, 1946- person
associatedWith Campbell, Mary person
associatedWith Campbell, Mary, 1900?-1985. person
associatedWith Cannell, Kathleen, 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Christian, John. person
associatedWith Christian, John, 1921-1928. person
associatedWith Cole, Jack., 1911-1974 person
associatedWith Cullen, Frank, 1936- person
associatedWith Cutler, Eugene C., person
associatedWith Dance Notation Bureau corporateBody
associatedWith De Mille, Agnes person
associatedWith De Mille, Agnes. person
associatedWith Denishawn Dancers. corporateBody
associatedWith Denishawn School of Dance, Los Angeles. corporateBody
associatedWith Denishawn School of Dancing, New York. corporateBody
associatedWith Dennis, Ruth Emma Hull. person
associatedWith Deutscher Tänzerkongress. corporateBody
associatedWith Dougherty, John, 1910-1988. person
associatedWith Dreier, Katherine Sophie, 1877-1952. person
associatedWith DuBek, Ambrose. person
associatedWith Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Ethnologic Dance Center (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher, Howle. person
associatedWith Flagg, Mildred Buchanan, 1886-1980. person
associatedWith Francis, Robert, 1901-1987 person
associatedWith Gadé, Julia. person
associatedWith Grace Badorek person
associatedWith Grace Hickox person
associatedWith Graham, Martha, 1894-1991. person
associatedWith Gray Johnson Poole person
associatedWith Guest, Ann Hutchinson person
associatedWith Hadassah, 1909?-1992. person
associatedWith Helscher, Fern. person
associatedWith Henriette Hovey person
correspondedWith Hoctor, Harriet. person
associatedWith Horst, Louis, 1884-1964. person
associatedWith Hughes, Russell Meriwether, 1898-1988. person
correspondedWith Humphrey, Doris, 1895-1958 person
associatedWith Humphrey, Julia E., 1866-1945. person
associatedWith Humphrey-Weidman Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Humphrey-Weidman Company. corporateBody
associatedWith International Dance Festival (1941 : Jacob's Pillow, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jacob's Pillow person
associatedWith Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. corporateBody
associatedWith Jacob's Pillow School of the Dance. corporateBody
correspondedWith Joel, Lydia person
associatedWith Joel, Lydia person
associatedWith Joseph Anthony Milburn person
associatedWith Kamin, Martin. person
associatedWith Kinch, Myra. person
correspondedWith Kinsey, Alfred C. (Alfred Charles), 1894-1956 person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Krevitsky, Nik, person
associatedWith La Meri. person
associatedWith La Meri, 1898-1989 person
associatedWith Lampkin, Lucy. person
associatedWith Le Moyne de Morgues, Jacques, d. 1588, person
correspondedWith Limón, José person
associatedWith Limón, José. person
associatedWith Limón, José person
associatedWith Limón, José person
associatedWith Limón, José person
associatedWith Lorant, Stefan, 1901-1997. person
associatedWith Lucien Price person
associatedWith Lynn, Carol, 1893-1987 person
associatedWith Lyon, Margerie person
associatedWith Lyon, Margerie person
correspondedWith Lyon, Margerie person
associatedWith Magruder, Preston. person
associatedWith McGehee, Clarence person
associatedWith McGehee, Clarence, person
associatedWith McNeilly, Donald, 1945- person
associatedWith Michel, Adele. person
associatedWith Miller, Charles James person
associatedWith Moore, Lillian person
associatedWith Moore, Lillian. person
associatedWith Mrs. Poole's person
associatedWith Mumaw, Barton, 1912- person
associatedWith Mumaw, Barton, 1912-2001. person
associatedWith Nannine Joseph person
associatedWith Page, Ruth. person
associatedWith Pianarosa, Rosella person
associatedWith Pierce, Theodore, 1907-1999. person
correspondedWith Pilates, Joseph H. (Joseph Hubertus) person
associatedWith Pinchot, Rosamond, 1904-1938. person
associatedWith Poole, Gray. person
associatedWith Poole, Lynn person
correspondedWith Poole, Lynn person
associatedWith Ruth St. Denis person
correspondedWith Sedgwick, Gabriella person
associatedWith Sedgwick, Gabriella person
associatedWith Sherman, Jane, 1908-2010. person
correspondedWith Sorell, Walter, 1905-1997. person
associatedWith Sproule, Ann. person
associatedWith St. Denis' person
associatedWith St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968. person
correspondedWith Stodelle, Ernestine. person
correspondedWith Stuart, Richard person
associatedWith Stuart, Richard person
associatedWith Swanson, Gloria. person
associatedWith Ted Shawn person
associatedWith Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers. corporateBody
associatedWith Ted Shawn's person
correspondedWith Terry, Walter. person
associatedWith Terry, Walter, 1913-1982. person
associatedWith Thomas, William person
associatedWith Thomas, William. person
associatedWith Todd, Arthur person
associatedWith Todd, Arthur. person
associatedWith Toscanini, Walter, 1898-1971. person
associatedWith Vaughan, Clifford, 1893-1987. person
associatedWith Walter Terry person
associatedWith Winslow, Miriam person
associatedWith Winslow, Miriam. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Subject
Choreographers--20th century
Modern dance
Dancers--20th century
Manuscripts--Collections
Dance teachers--20th century
Manuscripts (Letters)
Manuscripts--Letters
Women dancers
Dance teachers--United States--20th century
Choreographers--United States--20th century
Dancers--United States--20th century
Dance--20th century
Occupation
Dance teachers
Choreographer
Dancers
Function

Person

Birth 1891-10-21

Death 1972-01-09

Americans

English

Information

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