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Charles Weidman

Stage Name

Birth Name

Charles Weidman n/a
   

    Was one of the pioneers to the Modern Dance. Weidman was an American Ballet, Modern dancer and choreographer. Started dancing with the Denishawn group around 1920. By 1928 Doris Humphrey and Weidman would establish their own school. In 1933 he choreographed Candide which became the first full length Modern dance production and become the creator of kinetic pantomime.

    Weidman taught Ballet and Modern dance at Bennington School of the Dance in 1938. Miss Humphrey retired from dance in 1949, and Weidman would continue to teach and Operate his own studio at 934 Eighth Avenue in New York until his death.

 

Birth Place

Birth Date

Spouse

Offspring

Lincoln, Nebraska 7/22/1901 - 7/15/1975 n/a n/a
       

Dance Types

Dance Partners

Music Titles

Ballet Charles Weidman Dancers 1932 - Satan's Lil Lamb
Ballroom Doris Humphrey      
Mime Martha Graham      
Modern Dance Pauline Koner      

Ballets

Theaters

Stage

1928 - Submerged Cathedral 44th St. Theatre (1930) 1930 - Lysistrata
1928 - Minstrels Alvin Theatre (1937) 1932 - New Americana
1931 - Two Gymnopedias Booth Theatre (1933) 1933 - As Thousands Cheer
1932 - Farandole (Carmen) Brooklyn Little Theatre (1928) 1933 - Candide
1933 - Candide Colonial Theater (1937) 1933 - The School for Husbands
1934 - Alcina Suite Craig Theatre (1931) 1934 - Life Begins at 8:40
1934 - Kinetic Pantomime Empire Theatre (1933) 1937 - I'd Rather be Right
1935 - Traditions Guild Theatre (1931 & 1934) 1939 - The Race of Life
1936 - Bargain Counter Jacobs Pillow (1956) 1939 - To the Dance
1938 - Opus 51 Music Box Theater (1933) 1939 - With Red Fires
1941 - Flickers Nora Bayes Theater (1939) 1943 - New Faces of 1943
1943 - La Comparasa Winter Garden Theater (1934) 1944 - Jackpot
1943 - The Dancing Master       1945 - Sing Out Sweet Land
1943 - And Daddy was a Fireman       1946 - If the Shoe Fits
1951 - Classroom - Modern Style       1948 - Spanish Refugee Appeal
1956 - Medea       1950 - The Barrier
1961 - Brahms Waltzes       1958 - Portofino

Films

Television

Other

1922 - An Arabian Duet n/a 2/1958 - Dance Observer Mag
$1941 - Flickers*       1937 - Martha Graham - A Bio
1943 - Follies Girl            
$ Charles Weidman - On His Own            

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