Ruth St. Denis in Yosemite Valley, 1919-1920. Ruth St. Denis, along with her contemporary Isadora Duncan, is credited with founding the American dance movement, especially American modern dance. She was the first American dancer to appear in a full-length dance performance. Additionally, St. Denis was a pioneer in American sacred dance when she actively explored dance forms from diverse world religious and spiritual expression.
Ruth St. Denis in Yosemite Valley, 1919-1920
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