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December 22: Today in Dance

Born Today: Talley Beatty

Modern dancer/choreographer Talley Beatty (1918–1995) studied dance with Katherine Dunham (1909–2006) and performed on Broadway with her company in Cabin in the Sky (1940) and in the movie Stormy Weather (1943). Avant garde filmmaker Maya Deren (1917–1961) featured him in the groundbreaking short A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945), which you should watch right now. Most of his later…

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