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Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis as Jurgen and Helen

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Ted Shawn Ruth St Denis in Jurgen1929 photo by Townsend NY.jpg
Ted Shawn Ruth St Denis in Jurgen1929 photo by Townsend NY.jpg
Title: Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis as Jurgen and Helen
Creator: Photograph by Townsend, 25 West 48th St., New York City
Source: RG 60, Series XI, James Cabell Family Oversize, Box 1
Description: Composer Deems Taylor created a musical version of James Branch Cabell's Jurgen, in the form of a one-movement symphonic poem which premiered November 19, 1925. In 1929, modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn, Ruth St. Denis, and their dance troop Denishawn presented a dance version for which Taylor provided a two-piano arrangement. (Pegolotti, James A. Deems Taylor: A Biography, pp.136-137.) 


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Photograph by Townsend, 25 West 48th St., New York City, “Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis as Jurgen and Helen,” VCU Libraries Gallery, accessed August 18, 2022, https://gallery.library.vcu.edu/items/show/79758.