Dance of Her Hands: Tilly Losch

    Tilly Losch was born on November 15, 1903 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Ottilie Ethel Losch. Trained in dance at the Vienna Imperial Opera ballet school at age six and became a full member of the ballet corps at age 15. Dance partners included Fred Astaire and Harald Kreutzberg. Following a severe bout of … Continue reading Dance of Her Hands: Tilly Losch

Arts require a living body to interpret them: Lorca on Duende

“All arts are capable of duende, but where it finds greatest range, naturally, is in music, dance, and spoken poetry, for these arts require a living body to interpret them, being forms that are born, die, and open their contours against an exact present.” - Federico García Lorca "When we acknowledge duende, when we allow … Continue reading Arts require a living body to interpret them: Lorca on Duende