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Can you name the African American choreographers?

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DescriptionChoreographer/Dancer
1931-89/popularized modern dance/American Dance Theatre/Revelations/Blues Suite/kept dancing secret from mother for 2 yrs/died of AIDS/romantic w/political activistDavid McReynolds
1973-present/Real Tap Skills/Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk/The Rat Pack (HBO movie)/Happy Feet
1934-present/1st AA classical ballet co (Dance Theatre of Harlem)/2nd AA in NYC Ballet/founded Nat'l Ballet Co of Brazil
1955-present/African-American and Puerto Rican/American descent/played in breakdancing film Breakin'/choreographed for Lionel Richie, Madonna, Luther Vandross
1906-75/US-born French dancer known as Black Pearl, Bronze Venus, Creole Goddess/1st black woman in major motion picture (Zouzou)/worked for Civil Rights in US & Fr Resistance WW2
1909-2006/matriarch & queen mother of black dance/toured Europe & L America/namesake dance co/Rara Tonga/Le Hot Jazz/choreographed Aida for Met/anthropologist of Caribbean dance
1952-present/partnered w/white Arnie Zane to form dance co/Intuitive Momentum/It Takes Two/Broken Wedding/Love Re-Defined/World II/A Quarreling Pair
1919-1994/Trinidadian choreographer & anthropologist who studies African dance/African Ceremonial/Strange Fruit/Rock Daniel/Hard Times Blues/The Negro Speaks of Rivers
1946-2003/The Cotton Club (movie)/White Nights (w/Baryshnikov)/Tap/Waiting to Exhale
1919-2009/at the forefront of the American modern dance for more than 50 yrs/collaborated w/John Cage & R. Rauschenberg/namesake dance company/romantic w/Cage/'chance operations'

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