Lecture-Demonstration Course by Ted Shawn, ca 1950
- Lecture-Demonstration Course by Ted Shawn, ca 1950
A pamphlet of a Lecture-Demonstration Course taught by by Ted Shawn with the support of Springfield College, ca. 1950. There is information on the content of the lectures, highlights of Mr. Shawn’s dancing career, and Dance courses offered at Jacob’s Pillow and Springfield College. A photograph of Mr. Shawn can be seen at the center. The lectures covered the following topics: History of Dance, Primitive Dance, Religious Dance, Dramatic and Pantomimic Dance, European Classic Ballet, Ethnic Dance, Ballroom Dancing, Modern Dance, Dancing of Men, and Choreography.
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Ted Shawn Papers
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
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Ted Shawn taught at Springfield College during the 1932-33 school year, and a number of Springfield College students went on tour with Shawn in the first all male modern dance troupe. Ted Shawn (October 21, 1891 - January 9, 1972), originally Edwin Myers Shawn, was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance. Along with creating Denishawn with former wife Ruth St. Denis, he also created the well-known, all-male company Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers. He was also the founder and creator of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts, and was knighted by the King of Denmark for his efforts on behalf of the Royal Danish Ballet. Shawn formed a partnership with John Christian, a stage manager for his company, with whom he stayed from 1949 until his death in 1972.