Joe Nash

Arthur Hall Collection videotape #95-1A is an interview with Joe Nash on 29 April 1995 re: 1950s classes at Marion Cuyjet's, distinctive features of AADE, particular interest in "Stool Dance," etc. The interview followed Mr. Nash's lecture on Alvin Ailey at Maine Center for the Arts as member of American Dance Festival's Humanities Team on Tour [program of subsequent Ailey performance].

Notes:
Joe Nash speaks (4/29/95) of the "bright-eyed" Phila kids drinking up all he had to offer, their locking the studio door behind him so classes always ran overtime - Conversation with Arthur Hall (3/3/96) about great impression made by Joe Nash back in the 50s, his beauty & strength, his background in gymnastics, his "New York style," the awe he inspired. AH says they couldn't get enough of JN's classes. AH remembers performing with JN in Leigh Parham's "Pictures at an Exhibition" for the Cotillion Society of Phila (also w/ John Jones, Marion Cuyjet, Parham, others). Joe Nash also remembers 1976 Nat'l Negro Opera Co's Aida [Opera Ebony] at Academy of Music, Phila (AH choreographed three dances)

Joe Nash letter of support March 21, 1995 offering "9 folders: 1965 - 1973, additional items in the Joe Nash Dance Collection, Schomburg Center for the Study of Black Culture." Materials donated are listed by year:

1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973

Text of poster pictued above
Iyone Nashe'
Fountain of Youth
Dance & Health Salon
Iyone Nashe' & George Williams
Arthur Hall
Libby Spencer

Special Guest Teacher from New York Every First and Third Friday
Mr. Joe Nash
5811 Germantown
Registration Aug 26
Classes begin Sept 4, 1962

Poster from gift of Elizabeth Roberts

ILE IFE Alumni and distinguished faculty

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