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April 29: Today in Dance

Born Today: Jean-Georges Noverre

In his day, dancers wore wigs, masks, heeled shoes, panniers, fitted britches, coats and vests, heavy jewelry and voluminous dresses as costumes. Choreographer and writer Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810) wondered why one would want to wear all that stuff for dancing, as he thought it might get in the way of being expressive. Happy International Dance Day, celebrated on Noverre’s…

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Dawn Davis Loring

Dawn Davis Loring

Dance writer and historian, teacher, and advocate. Book Dance Appreciation, published by Human Kinetics. Apple podcast - Today in Dance.