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May 4, 2004: U.S. Postal Service honors Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, and Martha Graham with commemorative postage stamps.
May 16, 1980: Premiere of the movie Fame, which follows a fictional group of students through their experiences at the New York High School of Performing Arts.
May 25: Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is born in Richmond, Virginia (1878). First celebration of National Tap Dance Day (1989).
May 29, 1913: Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris by Ballets Russes. The avant-garde nature of the music and choreography causes a near-riot.
June 2, 1933: First performance by San Francisco Ballet, the oldest U.S. ballet company.
June 16, 1961: Rudolf Nureyev defects in Paris, France.
June 23, 1927: Bob Fosse is born in Chicago, Illinois.
June 24, 2005: Premiere of the documentary film Rize, which features krumpers and clown dancers in late-1990s and early-2000s South Central L.A.
June 30, 2009: Pina Bausch dies in Wuppertal, Germany.
Anna Halprin (“In California, a Marriage of Dance and Design,” New York Times, September 22, 2014)