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Ruth St. Denis (January 20, 1879 – July 21, 1968) was an early modern dance pioneer.     biography    Ted Shawn (21 October 1891 — 9 January 1972), originally Edwin Myers Shawn, was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance.

Denis (January 1879 – July was an early modern dance pioneer. biography Ted Shawn October 1891 — 9 January originally Edwin Myers Shawn, was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance.

I heart Ruth St Denis: Her lines, her expression, her pioneering spirit, her orientalism are all sublime Danceness

I heart Ruth St Denis: Her lines, her expression, her pioneering spirit, her orientalism are all sublime Danceness

Miss Maud Allan as Salome

Maud Allen (Canada - USA known as "the Salome dancer". Performed early Maud Allen, American dancing girl, was sued for being too lewd, outed as a lesbian, fled London after being branded a German spy who was sleeping with the prime minister's wife.

Jenny Hasselqvist as Schereazade , by Henry B Goodwin  Shot on the set of Sumurun c.1920

Jenny Hasselqvist as Schereazade , by Henry B Goodwin Shot on the set of Sumurun She went on to play leading roles in many Swedish and some German silent films including Johan Vem dömer and The Hell Ship

Quan YinArielle Gabriel's new book is about miracles and her everyday life suffering financial ruin in Hong Kong The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept of Miracles, uniquely combines mysticism and realism *

Kuan Yin: The One Who Hears the Cries of the World.

Astafieva was not apparently a great dancer but was tall, beautiful and she had the right kind of exotic look for that period . The fin de siecle decadence of the 1890s hangs over pictures of her as well as the aura of the early sex symbols of the silent cinema like Theda Bara (who also played Cleopatra, in 1917). This pair of images shows Astafieva as an early vamp.

The Princess at the Pheasantry

Ruth St Denis as egypta & Ted-Shawn-in-Dance-of-the-Rebirth-from-the ...

Ruth St Denise and husband Ted Shawn coreography Dance of the

ghawazee

Belly Dance

Ghawazee tunics traditionally covered the midriff of true Roma dancers. Strict purity laws among the Roma prohibit exposure of areas of the body, except in the presence of husbands or of other Roma women.

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