|Birthname||Johanna Josepha Eckert|
|born on||3 March 1893 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )|
|Place||Worms, Germany, 49n38, 8e22|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||12°45' 17°43 Asc. 20°12'|
German dancer and choreographer who was a pioneer in modern dancing, bringing the ideas of the first great "modern" dancer, Mary Wigman, to America. She composed, taught and travelled with Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman, who came to be some of the most influential modern dancers of their time: "The Big Four". Together, they spread modern dance across the country and opened a school in New York City in 1931; the school was very successful in bringing together American and German dance. She also choreographed such Broadway shows as "Kiss Me, Kate," 1948, "My Fair Lady," 1956 and "Camelot," 1960. She died on 3 November 1992 in New York City, aged 99.
- associate relationship with Graham, Martha (born 11 May 1894)
- associate relationship with Wigman, Mary (born 13 November 1886)
- Work : Start Business 1931 (Dance school in New York City)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1948 ("Kiss Me, Kate")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1956 ("My Fair Lady")
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1960 ("Camelot")
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Worms archives.
Previously this entry had same data (rated A, from memory): Rudhyar quotes her.
- Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Moved to U.S.)
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 99)
- Vocation : Business : Business owner (Dance school)
- Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher (Dancer and choreographer)
- Vocation : Law : Attorney
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Pioneer in modern dance)
- Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection