Shurr, Gertrude (c. 1920–)

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Shurr, Gertrude (c. 1920–)

American modern dancer and teacher. Born c. 1920 in Riga, Latvia.

Trained at Denishawn school in New York City; was charter member of Humphrey/Weidman Group; danced in Martha Graham's early company, where she created roles in Graham's Heretic (1930), Bacchanale (1931), American Provincials (1934), Horizons (1936), and American Lyric (1937); retired from performance career, but taught at High School of Performing Arts in New York City and University of Utah.

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