FC: Dance Project Scrapbook By: Jennifer Booth
1: Table of Content Page 2-3-Katherine Dunham Page 4-5- Lester Horton Page 6-7- Alvin Ailey Page 8-9 Donald McKayle Page 10-11- Jose Limon Page 12-13- Erick Hawkins Page 14-15- Paul Taylor Page 16-17- Anna Sokolow
2: June 22,1909, 1933 2006 Dance Technique: Her dance technique consisted of emerging of polyrythmical dance styles in continual motion | 1. She was inspired by the work of anthropologists 2. Awarded a Rosenwald Travel Fellowship 3. Founded the Negro Dance group. (sorry for the language) 4. Moved to New York City and became a dance director in 1939 5. The Katherine Dunham Dance Company appeared on Broadway in the 1940s 6. 1945, she opened the Dunham School of Dance and Theater
3: "A creative person has to create. It doesn't matter what you create. If such a dancer wanted to go out and build the cactus garden where he could, in Mexico, let him do that, but something that is creative has to go on." *Katherine was an African Dancer who felt strongly about the racism towards dancers. I think she pursued many students that it doesn't matter what you look like as long as you are being creative*
4: D.O.B.-1906(1920s) D.O.D.-1953 Past Dancers were Alvin Ailey Known for The Beloved, Voodoo Ceremonial, and Rain Quest | 1.)Started his own company in 1930s 2.)Separated from his company to start a theater academy for dance 3.)Created his own technique 4.)Transformed the play Salome into a total dance event 5.)Combined both dance and drama 6.)Was known for "choreodrama" *I think Lester Horton was the beginning of modern dance and even though he died at a early age his dances are still remembered today "
5: "What is came down to was that, for Lester, his art was much more important than the color of a dancer's skin."-Ailey Dance Technique: The Horton Technique, it encouraged and allowed you to use every aspect of space.
6: January 5,1931,1949 1989 Was taught by: Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Karel Shook Performances: House Flowers, Revelations, Blues Suite | 1. Introduced to dance after his classmates set up a meeting with Lester Horton 2. He moved to New York to work with his partner, Carmen DeLavallade 3. Ailey's Company was established as the farmost dance interpreter | 4.1969 Alvin founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center 5. Stopped dancing in 1965 6. Describes his personality as "a bachelor and a loner"
7: "Choreography is mentally draining, but there's a pleasure in getting into the studio with the dancers and the music." "Dance is for everybody. I believe that the dance came from the people and that it should always be delivered back to the people." | *I think if Alvin Ailey was not introduced to Lester Horton, he would not have known what great succession he have had in the future. He believes that dance is more than just artwork. He acknowledged to his students to put individuality and emotion into each dance piece* Dance Technique: The Horton Technique & Ballet and Modern
8: July 6,1930: teenage years D.O.D.-?? | 1. Won a scholarship to the Dance New Group, which started his whole career 2. Made his professional debut in 1948 3. Choreographed his first piece when he was 18 years old. 4. Received a scholarship to the Martha graham school 5. Taught at the Julliard School 6. 1951 he founded the Contemporary Dance group with a few others
9: Danced with: Merce Cunningham, Anna Sokolow, Charles Weidman | Major Pieces: Golden Boy(1964), I'm Solomon(1969), Raisin(1974), and Dr.Jazz(1975) | "I think that Donald had a unique way of showing his dances . And I like him better because of that" Dance Technique:
10: 1908-1972 1. Known for powerfully masculine dancing and dramatic choreograph 2. Went to New York to study art, but got side-tracked by dance 3. Founded his own company in 1946 with Doris Humphrey 4. Served in World War 2 5. Began Choreographing in 1931 6. In 1950, his company was the first major U.S. modern dance group to dance in Europe
11: Studied with: Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman Major Pieces: The Moor's Pavane(1949), La Malinche(1949) | Dance Technique: The Limon Technique. It is based on the principle of breath on the fall and recovery, and the weight of the body in motion | *I think the Limon technique with the use of breath is very cool because there is alot of areas you can use breath.*
12: 1909-1994 Greek dreams, with flute(1973) Classic Kite Tails(1972) Plains Daybreak(1979)
13: 1. Became interested in dance during his school years 2. In 1934, Erick Hawkins was the first student to enroll in George Balanchine's School of American Ballet 3. 1938, he studied at the American Dance Festival 4. The first male dancer at Martha's Company 5. 1951, he opened his own dance company 6. Was interested in the emergence | 1909-1994 1. Became interested in dance during his school years, 2. In 1934, Paul Taylor was the first student to enroll in | Dance Technique: Spirit and Vitality *The shapes that were formed with using all the body parts, I think was pretty unique
14: 1. In 1952, Paul Taylor was a athlete who didn't have much talent and won a scholarship to American Dance Festival 5. Considered by many to be the greatest living choreographer | 4. Began the Paul Taylor Company after being a soloist star at Martha's *To me Paul was someone who came from rags to riches even though he was really into sports.* | 3. Began his career at Martha Graham's Company Major Pieces: Clytemnestra(1958), Alcestis(1960), and Phaedra(1962) | 2. By Paul being powerfully built, many dancers such as Martha Graham, Jose Limon, and Doris Humphrey 6. Went to Syracuse University with scholarships for painting and swimming
15: "By the end of it, you never know how its going to out. Hopefully if I pick the right songs and put the right melodies on it and all the collaboration works out, it's a win-win situation." 1930-?? Danced for: Merce Cunningham and George Balachine | Dance Technique: Minimal and avant-garde movement
16: Trained with Martha Graham and Louis Horst | 1. Anna was a member of Graham Dance Company in the 1930s 2. Assisted with Horst in his dance competition class 3. Formed her own company and was a soloist and did ensemble works 4. 1939, Sokolow begun a lifelong association with dance and theater arts in Mexico 5. Choreographed major dance pieces in Israel 6. Choreographed for the Broadway theater
17: 1910-2000 Dance Technique: The actors body, the sensory contents *Anna Sokolow was my favorite female dancer. She interpreted choreography to a whole new level next to Martha Graham