Wolz, Carl 1933(?)-2002

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WOLZ, Carl 1933(?)-2002

PERSONAL: Born c. 1933, in St. Louis, MO; died of cancer January 2, 2002, in New York, NY. Education: Attended Juilliard School; University of Chicago, B.A., 1959; University of Hawaii, M.A.

CAREER: Dancer, choreographer, and scholar, specializing in Asian dance. Dancer with Lucas Hoving Company, New York, NY, and José Limon Dance Company; University of Hawaii—Manoa, Honolulu, HI, faculty member and director of dance program, 1965-c. 1983; Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, member of organizing team, 1982, dean of dance, 1983-93; Japan Women's College of Physical Education, professor, 1993-98; taught at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and Barnard College. Hawaii State Dance Council, founding member and past president; Asia Pacific Dance Alliance (now World Dance Alliance), founder, president of Asia-Pacific Division, c. 1988-2002, executive director, beginning 1995; organizer of dance festivals in Hong Kong. Military service: U.S. Navy (some sources cite Army); served during Korean conflict.

MEMBER: International Council of Kinetography Laban (fellow).

AWARDS, HONORS: East-West Center, fellow in Hawaii, 1962, Distinguished Alumni Award, 1992; Professional Achievement Award, University of Chicago, 1995; award for outstanding leadership in dance research, Congress on Research in Dance, 1995; award from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.


Bugaku: Japanese Court Dance, with the Notation of Basic Movement and of Nasori, Asian Music Publications (Providence, RI), 1971.

(Editor, with Adrienne L. Kaeppler and Judy Van Zile) Asian and Pacific Dance: Selected Papers from the 1974 CORD-SEM Conference, Committee on Research in Dance (New York, NY), 1977.

Other writings include Chinese Classical Dance. Contributor to periodicals.



AB Bookman's Weekly, November 6, 1972, review of Bugaku: Japanese Court Dance, with the Notation of Basic Movement and of Nasori, p. 1382.



Honolulu Star-Bulletin, February 1, 2002.

Los Angeles Times, January 8, 2002, p. B9.

New York Times, January 12, 2002, p. A13.

Variety, February 11, 2002, p. 70.*