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Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Actor, Painter and More, Dies at 84

New York Times - 27 Dec 2017
Geoffrey Holder, the dancer, choreographer, actor, composer, designer and painter who used his manifold talents to infuse the arts with the flavor of his native West Indies and to put a singular stamp on the American cultural scene, not least with his ...
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Serpentwithfeet Is a Champion for Mindfulness

Red Bull - 10 Jul 2018
He offers up references to figures of black excellence that have come before him: celebrated dancer and choreographer Geoffrey Holder; poet Gwendolyn Brooks; Harry T. Burleigh, a composer and arranger who Wise explains taught Czech composer Antonín ...
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Watch Cast of Muny's The Wiz 'Ease on Down the Road'

Playbill.com - 20 Jun 2018
The original 1974 production, directed by Geoffrey Holder and choreographed by George Faison, won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. The Tony-winning score also includes such musical theatre standards as “Home,” “Everybody Rejoice,” and “If ...
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Bringing Back 'Dougla' Is a Family Affair

New York Times - 30 Mar 2018
The young women gathered around her, soaking up every word and gesture that she had to offer, were transfixed by her hands. For this moment in “Dougla,” Geoffrey Holder's celebrated 1974 ballet that she is helping to revive for the company, she fanned ...
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Are You Putting Your Toilet Paper On The Holder Properly?

HouseBeautiful.com - 02 Jul 2018
"The moment when a restroom user's hands are most likely to carry bacteria is when they reach for toilet paper," Geoffrey James writes after sharing the results of a study conducted at the University of Colorado, which (unsurprisingly) found "19 groups ...
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Review: With 'Dougla,' Dance Theater of Harlem Recalls Past Glory

New York Times - 08 Apr 2018
More of those pom-poms crowned their heads like rooster combs. Geoffrey Holder, who choreographed “Dougla” in 1974 (and died in 2014), also designed its costumes, and the dance is largely a costume pageant. But it wasn't just the spectacle that people ...
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Geoffrey Holder's 'Dougla' a Knockout for Dance Theatre of Harlem

Observer - 10 Apr 2018
Last week DTH—the Dance Theatre of Harlem—came back to roost in its old home, the City Center. Hurrah for Virginia Johnson, its finest ballerina back in the day and now its artistic director. Everyone wishes her well, and everyone has always wished ...
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Serpentwithfeet's Sensual Ode to Drama

The New Yorker - 22 Jun 2018
He wants to be a stage queen, he said, and listed off an eclectic group of performers—Bobby McFerrin, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder, Bilal, Eartha Kitt—as inspiration. What unites them is command—of the stage, of their voices, of their aesthetics ...
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Carmen de Lavallade is 86 and still the best dancer in the room

Washington Post - 01 Dec 2017
Her career has been a tapestry of star turns in ballet, modern dance, West Indian works created by her Trinidadian husband, the late Geoffrey Holder, films, Broadway musicals and Shakespearean theater. It was just a year ago that de Lavallade wrapped ...
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Geoffrey Holder, Dancer, Actor, Painter and More, Dies at 84

New York Times - 07 Oct 2014
Geoffrey Holder, the dancer, choreographer, actor, composer, designer and painter who used his manifold talents to infuse the arts with the flavor of his native West Indies and to put a singular stamp on the American cultural scene, not least with his ...
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Norfolk runner sets marathon record

Thetford & Brandon Times - 12 Jul 2018
Mel Sturman finishing the Great Barrow Challenge to complete 10 marathons in 10 days five times. Picture: Geoffrey Herschell. Archant. A Norfolk runner has become a British record holder by becoming the first woman to have completed 10 marathons in 10 ...
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Carmen de Lavallade on a life well danced

CBS News - 03 Dec 2017
But it was a cast member from Trinidad who won her heart: Geoffrey Holder. They were married within three months. Braver asked, "What was it about him that attracted you?" "I must say that he allowed me to be who I am. We didn't get in each other's way.".
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Every James Bond film ranked from worst to best

USA TODAY - 18 Jun 2018
There he encounters Mr. Big (Yaphet Kotto), a major heroin dealer, and voodoo master Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder). The comic relief is provided by good ol' boy Sheriff J.W. Pepper (Clifton James). The movie is also known for its theme song, performed ...
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Trump-Putin summit mystery: What about Snowden?

Politico - 15 Jul 2018
“If Trump wants this as a victory then I don't see why Putin wouldn't give it to him,” said Geoffrey Stone, a University of Chicago Law School professor who served on a foreign intelligence surveillance panel created by President Barack Obama shortly ...
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5 Dance Performances to See in NYC in the Week Ahead

New York Times - 29 Mar 2018
In 1974, the celebrated performer and choreographer Geoffrey Holder created “Dougla,” a dance inspired by indigenous wedding rituals in his native Trinidad. The welcome revival of that majestic work is the highlight of Dance Theater of Harlem's short ...

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