Discovery of Physical Beauty & Masculinity in Ted Shawn’s Male Dancer

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. “Ted Shawn in Death of Adonis.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1923.

Student Name:
Kosta Karakashyan

Project Link:

Statement:  The course gave me the opportunity to spend time with important dance works from the past and really understand the contributions that Ted Shawn, Anna Pavlova and Loie Fuller have had on dance today. Aside from deepening my historical knowledge and analytical skills, I think the course inspired me creatively, empowering me to look for influences, understand other artists better and develop dance projects that can digitally pay homage to these very classical, physical works.