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Margaret Morris

(1891—1980) teacher of dance


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British dancer and teacher. She studied with John d'Auban and Raymond Duncan and developed her own system of free-style movement, which she taught at her London school from 1910. She promoted her system through a performing group and through publications of the Margaret Morris Movement, which she founded in 1925. Like Laban, she also devised her own system of notation. She was responsible for starting several companies in Scotland between 1947 and 1960, but all of them were short-lived. Author of Margaret Morris Dancing (1925), Notation of Movement (1928), and My Life in Movement (1969).

From The Oxford Dictionary of Dance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Dance.


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