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artabovereality #TheArtInfluencer - #CarmenDeLavallade.
De Lavallade became a member of the Lester Horton Dance Theater in 1949 where she danced as a lead dancer until her departure for New York City with Alvin Ailey in 1954. Like all of Horton's students, de Lavallade studied other art forms, including painting, acting, music, set design and costuming, as well as ballet and other forms of modern and ethnic dance. She studied dancing with ballerina Carmelita Maracci and acting with Stella Adler. In 1954, de Lavallade made her Broadway debut partnered with Alvin Ailey in Truman Capote's House of Flowers.

In 1955, she married dancer/actor Geoffrey Holder, whom she had met while working on House of Flowers. It was with Holder that de Lavallade choreographed her signature solo Come Sunday, to a black spiritual sung by Odetta (then known as Odetta Gordon). The following year, de Lavallade danced as the prima ballerina in Samson and Delilah, and Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. #Wikipedia #LookWhatArtFound #ArtInspires #Inspiring #Global #Artistic #Expression #ArtAboveReality #Creative #Art #Creator #LIFE #artwork #TasteMaker #Exhibit
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  •   leannav With @nystreetheart 22h
  •   zurbaran1 Nice shot. Is this on St. Nichols right off Flushing? I was there yesterday and someone had just outlined a piece there. 22h
  •   leannav @zurbaran1 yep!! 22h
  •   zurbaran1 I wish I had known. I would have liked speaking to him but I thought better since they were just getting started. Did not see Dasic though. Oh well, I've got a nice pic of the wall with an outline on it. 21h
  •   slimjim72 Can't wait! will it be finish today? @lennav 21h
  •   hanksynyc just ran passed. Looks sick. 21h

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  •   hurcusleeze You should check out @marcopoloart he is blowing up in London at the mo! He is coming out here for November then Miami in December! 1d

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saviimotorsports Famous African American Artist from the early 1900s named #WadsworthJarrell It's good to have a family member that changed history for black artist. 2d

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