Articles tagged ‘Pearl Primus’

Pual stands over his toes and leans back, his arms extended upward. He is wearing a silvery shirt and pants.

Finding the Humanity in Dance’s Legacy

Paul Dennis, a dancer, choreographer, regisseur, and the Chair of the Dance Department at Hunter College in NYC, shares how his personal dance history led him to his work preserving the legacies of many of modern dance’s greatest choreographers.

Two students bend over with their hands raised behind them with flexed wrists.

How Cultural Production Functions

Ninoska M’bewe Escobar, a dance scholar and Postdoctoral Fellow in Dance at the University of New Mexico, discusses her focus on bringing more awareness to the legacy of Pearl Primus, as well as why it is important to teach the history of dance forms alongside technique.