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  • Springfield College
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  • 1933
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  • Springfield College
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  • This hand-colored lantern slide shows a group of Springfield College students in a dance class taught by Ted Shawn in 1933. They are inside West Gymnasium, a part of Judd Gymnasia. Ted Shawn taught at Springfield College during the 1932-33 school year, and a number of Springfield College students went on tour with Shawn in the first all male modern dance troupe. Ted Shawn (October 21, 1891 - January 9, 1972), originally Edwin Myers Shawn, was ... more
    This hand-colored lantern slide shows a group of Springfield College students in a dance class taught by Ted Shawn in 1933. They are inside West Gymnasium, a part of Judd Gymnasia. Ted Shawn taught at Springfield College during the 1932-33 school year, and a number of Springfield College students went on tour with Shawn in the first all male modern dance troupe. Ted Shawn (October 21, 1891 - January 9, 1972), originally Edwin Myers Shawn, was one of the first notable male pioneers of American modern dance. Along with creating Denishawn with former wife Ruth St. Denis, he also created the well-known, all-male company Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers. He was also the founder and creator of the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts, and was knighted by the King of Denmark for his efforts on behalf of the Royal Danish Ballet. Judd Gymnasia was the first building erected on the new land purchased for the YMCA Training School, now Springfield College, along Massasoit Lake. Morrissey and Shea’s Corporation completed construction on the building in September of 1894 and it was formally opened on October 26, 1894. According to a sticker on the fame, this is #107 in a series. less
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