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Ms. Patterson presentation on the work of Kurt Joos.

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  • Green Table The anti-war ballet
  • Choreographed by Kurt Jooss
  • Where he was born:
    • Jooss was born in 1901 is Wasseralfingen, Germany to successful farming family
  • Was allowed by his parents to attend the Stuttgart Academy of the Arts for photography, drama, and singing Education Was introduced to Rudolph Laban after graduating the academy Laban thought Jooss was suited to help him in his dance notation research
  • Laban and a sample of his dance notation
    • Jooss was hired by Laban as a ballet master and assistant for his notation work
    • Laban taught Jooss his method of movement and soon allowed him to perform
    • Here he realized a passion for choreography
    Working for Laban
    • Eventually Jooss moved on to Essen to ballet master for the Opera company in 1928
    He was also allowed to choreograph
    • By 1932 Jooss had founded his own company Ballet Jooss
    • In 1932 Jooss choreographed Green Table
    • He was awarded first prize at the International choreography competition in Paris
    Original pictures of the ballet
    • In 1933 a warrant was placed for Jooss’ arrest by the Nazis because of his refusal to release his Jewish members from the company
    The company fled and relocated to Dartington Hall in England
    • Jooss took his company on tour in the United States and Europe
    • Green Table was touted as the first anti-war ballet
    • Reviews from this tour reflect the powerful impact this ballet made
    • There were rumors that Jooss was spreading Socialism through his work but he denied this by saying his work only reflects what is happening in the world
    • Here are a compilation of scenes from Green Table
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