The New York Times published a series of dance photos from its archive that show “ordinary people: slow dancing, doing the Twist, moshing in the pit and moving mid-mambo.” Also included in these images are photos of choreographers and professional dancers, two of which were taken at Connecticut College, a testament to Conn’s commitment to the arts. One of the photos from Conn featured dancers rehearsing for the American Dance Festival in 1948. The other was of José Limón, teaching a class
at Conn in 1966.
According to The New York Times, in this collection of images “we find not just the highest elevation of the form, but a metaphor for possibility that extends far beyond the realm of dance.”
The series was published in a special section of The New York Times on April 14, 2019 with commentary by Misty Copeland and an essay by Zadie Smith.
For more information, go to www.nytimes.com and keyword search “Perpetual Motion”
Top: José Limón teaching in Conn’s dance studio in Cro, 1967. Above: Martha Graham directs students in Conn’s dance studio during the 1960s. Photos courtesy Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives.