Photo Flash: Bob Fosse Featured on New Postage Stamp!

On July 28, 2012 - National Dance Day - the U.S. Postal Service® paid tribute to four influential choreog­raphers who changed the art of dance: Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham, and Bob Fosse. Designed to look like posters advertising a performance, the stamp art captures the luminosity and mystery of a live dance per­formance.
 
Check out the new Fosse stamp below!

The stamp design for Isadora Duncan reflects her inter­est in classical Greek dance forms and shows the seem­ingly effortless style that she developed. Radical for its time, her linking of movement and expressiveness gar­nered her worldwide critical acclaim.

José Limón is shown in a performance pose. He fre­quently drew inspiration from history, literature, and reli­gion, and used natural movement and gesture in his choreography. His virile, powerful works elevated the importance of the male dancer in modern dance. Many of Limón's works are considered classics and continue to be performed today.
Founder of one of the first African-American dance companies in the United States, Katherine Dunham was the first choreographer to develop a formal dance tech­nique that combined Caribbean and African dance ele­ments with aspects of ballet. She is shown in a pose from her critically acclaimed ballet L'Ag'Ya.

Bob Fosse, celebrated for directing and choreograph­ing musicals on both stage and screen, is shown on the set of Sweet Charity (1969). Fosse received one Oscar, three Emmys, and nine Tony awards during his career. Yet per­haps his greatest contribution was in making dance acces­sible to millions.

Photo Flash: Bob Fosse Featured on New Postage Stamp!

Photo Flash: Bob Fosse Featured on New Postage Stamp!

Photo Flash: Bob Fosse Featured on New Postage Stamp!

 



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