Ruth St. Denis – East Indian Nautch Dance

Taking on the character of a girl dancing in the street, Ruth St. Denis performs one of her better known works. St. Denis, a pioneer of modern dance, used Indian and Asian dance technique in much of her choreography. Notice her facial expressions, her seductive smile and movements in this East Indian Nautch Dance. It was with her husband, Ted Shawn, that St. Denis opened the famous Denishawn School of Dancing and Related Arts which taught ballet technique as well […]

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