Ted Shawn


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United States dancer and choreographer who collaborated with Ruth Saint Denis (1891-1972)

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Even though he has been called the father of American modern dance, Ted Shawn (1891-1972) is now relegated to a relatively minor status in dance history.
No, we're not talking about the hired entertainment at a gay circuit party but about Ted Shawn and his Men Dancers, circa 1933.
Just right for dancers, thought Ted Shawn, and hired Joe for the Pillow.
Denis and Ted Shawn among the many pioneers of dance.
The company, made up of high school and college students and professional dancers, gave its first performance in February, with works by Humphrey, Isadora Duncan, Ted Shawn, Donald McKayle, and David Parsons.
In Summer Fantasia the men dance through an endless series of archetypal scenes, all provoked by a blue-and-white striped beach towel, and clearly making an ironic commentary on Ted Shawn's legendary Men Dancers.
Those of us who are sacred dancers appreciate the recognition for this ancient art that often is overlooked and yet has been practiced by Isadora Duncan, Ted Shawn, and Ruth St.
In 1930, when Ted Shawn acquired a run-down farm in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, he probably never imagined that it would one day be home to an international summer dance festival celebrating its 80th anniversary.
Denis and Ted Shawn are pictured, as are works by Twyla Tharp, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Lucinda Childs, Suzanne Linke, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Ohad Naharin, and more.
But she left home in the artistically exciting but financially sketchy 1940s to ricochet between dance classes, performing (with Ted Shawn and many others), teaching, and a potpourri of outside jobs.
Denis, Ted Shawn and Doris Humphrey and was well versed in traditional styles from other cultures (such as bharatanatyam and Javanese dance), influences he brought to his work as a choreographer first in nightclub shows and later in Hollywood and on Broadway.
Ted Shawn surveys the construction of the Jacob's Pillow theater, 1942.
Denis and Ted Shawn helped introduce Eastern dance styles to the West in the 1920s, Americans were fascinated with the winding finger movements and gyrating hips.
But wherever one marks the beginning of the stereotype, it was in full force in the 1930's when Shawn founded what was to become a popular touring company called Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers, housed at the site of the present-day dance festival Jacob's Pillow in western Massachusetts.
Caption: Weinert's ensemble performs Ted Shawn's Dance of the Ages