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St. Denis, Ruth, 1880-1968

 Person

Biography

http://www.ruhaniat.org/lineage/RSDBio.php (b. Ruth Dennis in rural New Jersey, year given by various sources as 1877, 78, 79 or 80. The daughter of a strong-willed and highly educated woman (Ruth Emma Dennis was a physician by training), St. Denis was encouraged to study dance from an early age. Her early training included Delsarte technique, ballet lessons with the Italian ballerina Maria Bonfante, and popular social dance forms. Ruth began her professional career in New York City in 1892 ... career as a solo artist began in 1905 with Radha ... In 1914 St. Denis married Ted Shawn, one of her dance partners, and the next year they founded the Denishawn dance school and company in Los Angeles.

Found in 376 Collections and/or Records:

76th Birthday Party, 1955

 Item
Identifier: D018.01.0020.00071
Abstract

Ruth St. Denis and two men pose for a picture. Pictured on the right is Phil Baribault.

Dates: 1955

A Tagore Poem, between 1879-1968

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Identifier: D018.01.0019.00002
Abstract

Ruth St. Denis performs with veena in "A Tagore Poem," choreographed after a visit to Rabindranath Tagore's university in Calcutta.

Dates: between 1879-1968

Algerian, between 1879-1985

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Identifier: D018.01.0020.00069
Abstract

Ruth St. Denis performs ''Algerian'' in full costume.

Dates: between 1879-1985

American Ballet Theatre, 1971-1973

 File
Identifier: D018.01.0003.0002
Abstract

Materials generated by Suzanne Shelton Buckley during her research for her dissertation and manuscript on Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968), a dancer and choreographer who was a seminal figure in modern dance. The dissertation was published by Doubleday in 1981 as Divine Dancer: A Biography of Ruth St. Denis.

Dates: 1971-1973

'Angels of the Liturgy' By Ruth St. Denis, 1960

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Identifier: D018.01.0003.0003
Abstract

Materials generated by Suzanne Shelton Buckley during her research for her dissertation and manuscript on Ruth St. Denis (1879-1968), a dancer and choreographer who was a seminal figure in modern dance. The dissertation was published by Doubleday in 1981 as Divine Dancer: A Biography of Ruth St. Denis.

Dates: 1960

Angkor Vat, between 1879-1968

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Identifier: D018.01.0005.00012
Abstract

Ruth St. Denis performs with Buddy Schaeffer in East Indian costumes.

Dates: between 1879-1968

Angkor Vat, between 1879-1968

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Identifier: D018.01.0006.00056
Abstract

Ruth St. Denis performs as a snake in ''Angkor Vat.''

Dates: between 1879-1968

Angkor Vat, 1930

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Identifier: D018.01.0019.00006

Angkor Vat, between 1879-1985

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Identifier: D018.01.0020.00056
Abstract

Ruth St. Denis performs wearing an elaborate headpiece and shoulder spikes in ''Angkor Vat.''

Dates: between 1879-1985

Antigone, between 1879-1985

 Item
Identifier: D018.01.0007.00021

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Dancers 375
Modern dance 374
Choreography 273
Choreographers 102
Dance 102