Dance History

History: Vaslav Nijinsky

February 1, 2016 by

By Rachel Caldwell

History: Merce Cunningham

December 30, 2015 by

By Rachel Rizzuto

History: Kurt Jooss

December 1, 2015 by

by Rachel Caldwell

Fred Astaire 1899–1987

October 1, 2015 by

The king of movie musicals
Fred Astaire was one of the most famous movie-musical dance stars of the 20th century. His remarkable ease of movement, innovative filming techniques and legendary partnership with Ginger Rogers had … Continue reading

Margaret H’Doubler 1889–1982

September 1, 2015 by

The architect of dance in higher education
Though Margaret H’Doubler was not a dancer—she took only a handful of classes in her lifetime—she is considered the founder of dance in American higher education. At a time … Continue reading

Anna Sokolow

August 1, 2015 by

1910–2000
Choreographer for social justice

Anna Sokolow was a prolific choreographer fiercely committed to social justice and unafraid to deal with difficult subjects in her work—like war, poverty, isolation and strife.
Born in Connecticut to Russian-Jewish immigrant … Continue reading