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Charles Weidman

Born: Jul 22, 1901

Death: Jul 15, 1975

Birthplace: Lincoln

Nationality: United States

Charles Weidman

Date of Birth : Jul 22, 1901
Date of Death : Jul 15, 1975
Birth Place : Lincoln

Charles Weidman is a renowned choreographer, modern dancer and teacher. He is well known as one of the pioneers of Modern Dance in America. He wanted to break free from the traditional movements of dance forms popular at the time to create a uniquely American style of movement. Born in 1901, he choreographed from the 1920s to the 1970s until his death in 1975. While he is most famous for his work with Doris Humphrey, Weidman did a lot of work on his own. He created a bridge to a new range of movement that he only began to explore. His work inspired many and helped to create a whole genre of dance that is still evolving today.

Also known as

  • Charles Edward Weidman

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
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