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Charles Weidman
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Portrait of Charles Weidman by Carl Van Vechten, Dec. 4, 1933
Born July 22, 1901
Died July 15, 1975(1975-07-15) (aged 73)
Known for Choreography
Movement Modern dance

Charles Weidman (July 22, 1901 – July 15, 1975) was a renowned choreographer, modern dancer and teacher. He is well known as one of the pioneers of modern dance in America. He wanted to break free from the traditional movements of dance forms popular at the time to create a uniquely American style of movement. Born in 1901, he choreographed from the 1920s until his death in 1975. While he is most famous for his work with Doris Humphrey, Weidman did much work on his own. He created a bridge to a new range of movement that he only began to explore. His work inspired many and helped to create a whole genre of dance that is still evolving today.

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