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Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow

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Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow
A photograph of Ted Shawn alongside many students in Jacob’s Pillow Dance University. The photograph is believed to have been taken in the 1950’s. In the background there can be seen the school office entrance of Jacob’s Pillow. A big clock can be seen on the top of the beuilding. Many students are depicting listening Mr. Shawn talk. The photograph is signed by Mr. Shawn with the following inscription: “To Eugenie with love & gratitude from Shawn”. The photograph was dedicated to Eugene Dozier.
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
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College Archives Digital Collections
Eugenia Dozier Papers
Springfield College
Springfield College--Faculty
Springfield College--Departments
Shawn, Ted, 1891-1972
Dozier, Eugenie L.
Jacob's Pillow
Group portraits
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
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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. Created by Ted Shawn in 1931, Jacob's Pillow is a dance center, school and performance space located in Becket, Massachusetts. The organization is known for the oldest internationally acclaimed Summer dance festival in the United States.