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Joanna G. Harris

Joanna G. Harris is a dancer, teacher, choreographer, dance therapist. Her book Beyond Isadora: Bay Area Dancing, The Early Years, 1915-1965 (Regent Press, 2009), traces fifty years of San Francisco Bay Area dance history.

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Anna Sokolow

Anna Sokolow (1910-2000), an American dancer and choreographer of Russian-Jewish descent, danced with the early Martha Graham Company and created many international dance-theater works of social and political significance.

Sophie Maslow

A leader of the New Dance Group, Sophie Maslow was among the generation of dancers involved in the labor movement of the 1930s. Maslow saw her work as inspired by a personal heritage rather than by political ideology; she believed that dance “could enrich the lives of workers in and of itself.”

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