Blank, Carla (c. 1940–)

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Blank, Carla (c. 1940–)

American choreographer and dancer. Name variations: Carla Reed. Born c. 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; trained with Anna Sokolow, Richard Thomas, Ann Halprin, and at Martha Graham and Merce Cunningham studios; m. Ishmael Reed (writer), 1970; children: daughter, Tennessee Reed.

Studied composition with James Waring at Living Theater in New York City, which soon led to involvement with Judson Dance Theater (1965); choreographed and collaborated extensively with Suzushi Hanayagi in NY, Japan, and the Bay area of San Francisco; choreographed Turnover (1963), Untitled Chase (1965), Everybody's Independent & Grand Nation Spirit Show (1976) and Kore at Eleusis (1979); with Hanayagi, choreographed Spaced (1965), Sidelights (1966), Ghost Dance (1973) and Trickster Today (1977).