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Inspired by double Dutch jump rope moves she saw growing up in Brooklyn, she developed an influential dance technique based on archetypes found in African art.
Mr. York, a former child prodigy who was raised on jazz and choral music, wrote scores that matched Mr. Taylor’s eclectic choreography.
In 1941 she studied at George Balanchine’s fledgling dance academy. She was not destined to be a ballerina, but she dedicated her life to Balanchine’s legacy.
As a founder of the venerable Manhattan company Repertorio Español, Mr. Buch reimagined works both classic and contemporary.
Embedding the audience in a living room was crucial to the play “Elective Affinities,” but finding one was a challenge.