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Ruth St. Denis posing for a picture in Incense costume

Ruth St. Denis posing for a picture in Incense costume

Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn, of the Denishawn dance company, strike a pose circa 1920.

Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn, of the Denishawn dance company, strike a pose circa 1920.

Interpretative dance team, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, in an Egyptian pose. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Interpretative dance team, Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, in an Egyptian pose. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Really Oriental Is Ruth St. Denis” The New York Times October 18

Really Oriental Is Ruth St. Denis” The New York Times October 18

ruth st denis in bakawali posed in sari holding veil out

ruth st denis in bakawali posed in sari holding veil out

Ruth St. Denis in the Peacock Dance (1919). Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929). Oil on canvas. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. St. Denis’s choreography was frequently inspired by non-Western sources, and she based this role on an Indian legend of a woman who is turned into a peacock because of her extreme vanity. Henri painted St. Denis in her exotic costume of shimmering violet and green, her sinuous pose reflective of the dance’s graceful movement.

Ruth St. Denis in the Peacock Dance (1919). Robert Henri (American, 1865-1929). Oil on canvas. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. St. Denis’s choreography was frequently inspired by non-Western sources, and she based this role on an Indian legend of a woman who is turned into a peacock because of her extreme vanity. Henri painted St. Denis in her exotic costume of shimmering violet and green, her sinuous pose reflective of the dance’s graceful movement.

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