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America's Irreplaceable Dance Treasures: The First 100

David Filderman Gallery

September 29 - December 6, 2009


America’s Irreplaceable Dance Treasures:  The First 100 opens September 29th and remains on view until December 6th, 2009 in the David Filderman Gallery, Ninth Floor, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, south campus.  This exhibition is in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Dance Program at Hofstra University.

In 2000 the Dance Heritage Coalition identified influential dance movements, institutions and individual artists who have shaped American dance.  The 100 “treasures” encompass a wide range of styles and ideas.  The photographs and video clips convey the broad diversity that is American dance:  Native American dance, jazz, tap and ballet.  Major contributors such as Alvin Ailey, Fred Astaire, Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and Jose Limon are also represented.

On October 3, 2009 from 1:00-4:00 a dance performance and reception will be held in conjunction with the exhibition.  See the Calendar of Events for more details.

The exhibition is on loan from the Dance Heritage Coalition, Inc., Washington, D.C. 

Exhibition support provided by:
Hofstra University Department of Drama and Dance

Fred Astaire in Three Little Words, 1950
Fred Astaire in Three Little Words, 1950
Courtesy of Dance Heritage Coalition, Inc.

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