Denis (January 1879 – July was an early modern dance pioneer. biography Ted Shawn October 1891 — 9 January originally Edwin Myers Shawn, was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance.
Mary Wigman (Marie Wiegmann) was born in Germany on November 13,1886, and she died on September 18,1973. She pioneered Expressionist dance, choreography, dance therapy and movement training. She is considered to be one of the most important figures in the history of modern dance. She became an iconic figures in the Weimar German culture and her work was hailed for bringing the deepest of existential experiences to the stage.
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1999 - Dance Magazine - TIMELINE OF MODERN DANCE IN THE 20TH CENTURY - At the turn of the century, the public looked upon dance as a diversion, not a form of artistic expression. The pioneers of modern dance, often performing in vaudiville theaters, chose classical or exotic subjects...3