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This is the grave of Bill Robinson. Born in 1878 in Richmond, Virginia, Luther Robinson grew up in the aftermath of slavery and the failures of Reconstruction. His parents both died of 1884, his dad evidently of a heart attack but we have no idea what happened to his mother. In any case, a grandmother […]
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LGM Film Club, Part 97: La Valse

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On December 15, 2020
Dance is not really my thing, but it is of course an important art form so tonight’s Film Club selection is this 1951 recording of Balanchine’s ballet La Valse, which was brand new at the time of the filming at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Berkshires. The dancers are Tanaquil Le Clercq, who married […]
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This is the grave of Mary Ann Lee. Born in 1823 in Philadelphia, Lee became one of the first American ballet dancers, if the claim is more debatable than her gravestone suggests. After all, her dances were not solo shows. It’s not clear to me how she got into ballet dancing, but Paul Hazard of […]
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