Artur Michel papers 1832-1987 1920-1946


Artur Michel papers 1832-1987 1920-1946

The Artur Michel Papers primarily document the professional concerns of the German-born dance critic and scholar, who immigrated to the United States after the Nazi rise to power. Michel settled in New York, where he became a reviewer for the German-language newspaper , wrote articles that appeared in and other publications, and completed a comprehensive, unpublished book on the history of theatrical dance, . Aufbau Dance Magazine Der Tanz auf der Bühne: Geschichte des Theatertanzes seit der Renaissance

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