Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn & the Denishawn School

Ruth_st_denis_ted_shawn_denishawnLos Angeles had gained a reputation as a terpsichorean haven by 1926, with modern dance pioneers like Ernest Belcher, Norma Gould and Ruth St. Denis & Ted Shawn operating schools in the area. The mild climate ensured that scantily-clad maidens could frolic among the eucalyptus trees and rose bowers all year ‘round. Continue reading