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Walker Evans and the Dance

Dance Index, photo by Walker Evans, “Afternoon de la Faune”; doors of rehearsal-hall with dancer’s graffiti; Metropolitan Opera House, Fall 1945, Vol. 2, No. 2, February 1946 (2007.16.56) Dance Index, photo by Walker Evans, George Balanchine addresses the dancers in … Continue reading

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Joseph Cornell and the Dance

Dance Index, vol. 1, no. 1, (cover, “Hommage a Isadora Duncan,” designed by Joseph Cornell), January 1942 Dance Index, vol. 1, no. 3, (cover, frames of a hand colored 35mm film made in Paris in 1905 of Loie Fuller’s Fire … Continue reading

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Clowns, Elephants, and Ballerinas…

Dance Index, June 1946, Vol. 5, No. 6 (cover arranged from the painting Le Cirque by Seurat, issue designed by, and most of the visual material from the collection of, Joseph Cornell) “Comment. The cover of the first number of … Continue reading

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Appalachian Spring

Arnold Eagle, “Appalachian Spring,” 1945 Premiered in 1944 at the Library of Congress by the Martha Graham Dance Company, Aaron Copland‘s ballet Appalachian Spring tells the story of a newlywed couple building a farmhouse in 19th century Pennsylvania, and a … Continue reading

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