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Dance in Time: August
August 9, 2003: Gregory Hines dies in Los Angeles, California.

August 11, 1973: Clive “Kool Herc” Campbell holds a “Back to School Jam” house party in the function room of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx, an event and location recognized by the state of New York in 2007 as “the birthplace of hip-hop.”

August 16, 1946: George Balanchine and Maria Tallchief wed, having first worked together two years earlier in the Balanchine-choreographed Song of Norway (see entry for August 21, below). Balanchine created many roles for Tallchief—the Sugar Plum Fairy in his Nutcracker, the Swan Queen in his Swan Lake, and in such ballets as Allegro Brillante, Pas de Dix, and Scotch Symphony. They remained married until 1950.

August 21, 1944: Song of Norway, an operetta based on the life and music of Edvard Grieg, with choreography by Balanchine performed by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, opens on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre and runs for 860 performances.

August 23, 1912: Gene Kelly is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

August 29, 1956: Mark Morris is born in Seattle, Washington.


Quotables: Dancers on Dance

I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated, precise set of acts, physical or intellectual, from which comes shape of achievement, a sense of one’s being, a satisfaction of spirit. One becomes, in some area, an athlete of God.Martha Graham ('An Athlete of God,' National Public Radio, from an essay originally aired circa 1953)