Jean Erdman Dancer

Jean Erdman (born 20 February 1916) is a dancer and choreographer of modern dance as well as an avant-garde theater director. Erdman was born on February 20, 1916 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father, John Piney Erdman, a doctor of divinity and missionary from New England, settled in Honolulu as a minister at the non-denominational Protestant Church of the Crossroads where he preached, in both English and Japanese, to a multi-ethnic congregation. Her mother, Marion Dillingham Erdman was a member of one of the founding industrialist families of Hawaii. She enjoyed singing, often songs composed by Hawaiian composers, and with her husband, performing in amateur theatrical productions. Erdman's earliest dance experience was of the hula, the indigenous Hawaiian dance whose lyrical swaying hip movements and hand gestures combine to create a polyrhythmic style that is both narrative and abstract. She attended the Punahou School in Honolulu where she learned, as a form of physical education, Isadora Duncan interpretive dance.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 20th, 1916
Nationality
United States of America

Family

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Education

1. Sarah Lawrence College Colleges/University

Sarah Lawrence College is a private and independent liberal arts college in the United States. It is located in southern Westchester County, New York, in the city of Yonkers, 15 miles (24 km) north of Manhattan.

Type Private school
Endowment
2011. 66.8 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1926
Headquarters
1 Mead Way, 10708 - Bronxville, New York
Undergraduates
2012. 1,420
2010. 1,328
2009. 1,367
Postgraduates
2012. 316
2011. 340
2010. 342
Acceptance rate
2010. 62.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 49.7 K $
2010. 42.6 K $
Official web page www.slc.edu
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Sarah Lawrence College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1913., Actor
b. 1918., Visual Artist
b. 1919., Organization founder
b. 1919., Aviator
b. 1917., Actor
b. 1919., Psychiatrist
b. 1956., Klezmer Artist
b. 1980., Alternative Artist

Employments

Company Founded Positions
Columbia University
1754
Official site
Other people associated with Columbia University
Novelist
Organization leader
Novelist
New York University
1831
Official site
Other people associated with New York University
Cartoonist
Academic
Historian
Professor

Awards won

1972 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Two Gentlemen of Verona Award-Winning Work
Drama Desk

1963 Obie Award for Special Citations

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
The Coach With Six Insides Award-Winning Work
Village Voice Media

Wikipedia

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