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Alvin Ailey

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b Rogers, Tex., 5 Jan. 1931; d New York, 1 Dec. 1989)

US dancer, choreographer, and director. He studied in Los Angeles with Horton and later with Graham, Holm, and Weidman in New...

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choreographer

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

One who makes dances. The person responsible for creating and arranging the steps and patterns of a dance work.

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dance

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Dance attendance on do one's utmost to please someone by attending to all their requests.

dance of death a medieval allegorical representation in which a personified Death leads...

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Judith Jamison

Overview page. Subjects: Dance — History.

(b Philadelphia, 10 May 1943)

US dancer, choreographer, and director. She studied at the Judimar School of Dance, at the Philadelphia Dance Academy, where she was discovered by...

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Katherine Dunham

Overview page. Subjects: Dance.

(b Chicago, 22 Jun. 1912; d New York, 21 May 2006)

US dancer, teacher, choreographer, and director who helped establish African-American dance as an international theatre form. She...

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