The New York Times published a series of dance photos from its archive that show “ordinary people: slow dancing, doing the Twist, moshing in the pit and moving mid-mambo.” Also included in these images are photos of choreographers and professional dancers, two of which were taken at Connecticut College, a testament to Conn’s commitment to the arts. One of the photos from Conn featured dancers rehearsing for the American Dance Festival in 1948. The other was of José Limón, teaching a class at Conn in 1966.
According to The New York Times, in this collection of images “we find not just the highest elevation of the form, but a metaphor for possibility that extends far beyond the realm of dance.”
The series was published in a special section in Sunday’s New York Times with commentary by Misty Copeland and an essay by Zadie Smith.