Story: Contemporary dance

Maud Allan, 1914

Maud Allan, 1914

Canadian-born dancer Maud Allan introduced New Zealand audiences to the emotive tropes of modern dance when she visited in 1914. Here, she poses with her arms upraised, wearing simple classical robes adorned with flowers.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-DANCE-1914-01-09

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Marianne Schultz, 'Contemporary dance - Origins of modern dance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Marianne Schultz, published 22 Oct 2014