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Germaine, Diane (1944–)

Germaine, Diane (1944–)

American modern dancer and choreographer. Born July 5, 1944, in New York, NY.

After graduating from High School of Performing Arts in New York City, danced with Paul Sansardo Company until 1976, performing in his Fatal Birds, The Path, Metallics and Consort for Dancers, among others; danced intermittently with companies of Manual Alum and Donya Feuer; served as artistic director of Sansardo company before founding Diane Germaine and Dancers (1975) for which she has choreographed numerous works; staged pieces for companies around the world, including Norsk Opera Ballet of Oslo, Bat-Dor and Kibbutz Dancers in Israel and Chicago Moving Company; is best known for choreography of multi-segmented Lulu and Antipoem series. Works of choreography include The Moth (1967), Epitaph (1970), Ashes (1972), Playground (1975), For the Public Only (1976), Ghosts (1978), Hotel Nicaragua (part of Antipoem, 1980), A Day in the Park (part of Lulu, 1980) and Random (part of Antipoem, 1980).

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