Tuesday, July 10, 2012
On July 28th, the United States Postal Service will be releasing a series of forever stamps celebrating "Innovative Choreographers," Isadora Duncan, Katherine Dunham, Bob Fosse, and José Limón.
Choreographers play an important part in the presentation of dance--they lay out the roadmap for the movements to be made by the dancers. Of course, the four being celebrated were also great dancers, too!
Here are a few items from our collection to go along with the celebration:
All That Jazz. [DVD ALL] This movie is based on the life of Bob Fosse. We have several movie versions of Broadway plays that Fosse choreographed, including, Damn Yankees [DVD DAM].
Barefoot Dancer: The Story of Isadora Duncan by Barbara O'Connor [J B DUN].
Dance: Rituals of Experience by Jamake Highwater [792.8 HIG]
José!: Born to Dance: The Story of José Limón by Susanna Reich [JP REI]
I found this video of the life of Katherine Dunham, which also may be of interest:
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