Gertrud Kraus

Today I’m going to speak to you about Gertrud Kraus—a very small, very special woman. Born in Vienna on May 5, 1901, - Died in Tel Aviv Nov. 23, 1977.  You wouldn’t expect someone so petit to have such a big influence but that is the truth. I’m so honored that Henia has asked me to speak about her, something of her life.

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A Retrospective of Mallorquin Dance

This article is drawn from my ethnographic research on Mallorquin dance on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca, between 2003 and 2007. The Mallorquin dance repertoires have developed in two parallel lines following the establishment of the organisation Fomento del Turismo de Mallorca (Promotion of Tourism) in 1905: for tourists as presentational choreographed dances, and for locals as participatory improvised dances in social contexts. The Sección Femenina (Women’s Division of the Falange Party) controlled dance throughout Spain and Mallorca between 1939 and 1975, when only choreographed dances were performed. These dances were devised for the national folkloric dance competitions of Spain.

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Martha Graham Company at the Teatre Liceu

You would expect nothing less from the Martha Graham Dance Company than a superbly executed, attractive, and impeccable performance, alive with colour and amazing style.
"In the Centre of the stage is where I am" - Martha Graham (1894-1991).

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