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Martha Graham Graham identified a method of breathing and impulse control she called "contraction and release." For her, movement originated in the tension of a contracted muscle, and continued in the flow of energy released from the body as the muscle relaxed. This method of muscle control gave Graham's dances and dancers a hard, angular look, one that was very unfamiliar to dance audiences used to the smooth, lyrical bodily motions of Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis.

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modern dance group comprised of 8 dancers ages 60-88. (not ballet but I can't help it, have to pin!)

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Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore rehearsing a...

Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore rehearsing a dance routine for Thoroughly Modern Millie, 1966 via jazz-vintage-classicmovies

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Modern Dance History Unit -Loïe Fuller (1862-1928) American pioneer of modern dance and theatrical lighting (holder of many chemical compound patents). Her dance improvisation, inspired innovation in Isadora Duncan and Ruth St Denis. photo by Isaiah West Taber (1897) ~ KSM

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Breathtaking Portraits Capture Ballet's Finest Dancing on the Streets of New York

Miming and photography might not seem to go hand-in-hand, but for Omar Z. Robles, a background in the former physical art has inspired a stunning series of still images with the dynamic elegance of any real-time staged show. Born in Puerto Rico but now based in New York City, Robles captures dancers poised gracefully against the city grit, performing pirouettes and pliés amid taxi traffic jams, sidewalk puddles, and other bustling urban scenes. In an interview with Huffington Post, he…

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