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April 29 is World Dance Day.

The photograph above, courtesy of California Historical Society Digital Archive digital collection, shows six pairs of “La Jota” Spanish dancers led by Jose Rivera in 1910.
Another photograph (below), courtesy of BYU Campus Photographs digital collection, shows the first American folk dance team to represent the United States in Europe, the Brigham Young University’s “International Folk Dancers” performing in Belgium in 1968.

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Isadora Duncan, “the mother of the modern dance”, was born on May 26, 1877, in San-Francisco.

The portrait of Isadora Duncan in Toga with looking glass above, courtesy of Library of Congress, George Grantham Bain Collection .

Long after her death in 1927, Isadora Duncan continues to inspire artists and dancers worldwide. The poster below, courtesy of Colorado State University Library, International Poster Collection.

Isadora Duncan: a ballet performance  poster, 1999

Isadora Duncan: a ballet performance poster, 1999

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