Flower Hujer

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Flower Hujer
Born (1907-09-30)September 30, 1907
Hollywood
Died May 1, 1999(1999-05-01) (aged 91)
New York City
Occupation Dancer, choreographer
Years active 1940 - 1990

Flower Hujer (September 30, 1907 – May 1, 1999) was an American dancer and modern dance choreographer.

Life and career[edit]

Flower Hujer was born in Hollywood. She studied ballet under Theodore Kosloff and began her dance career in ballet and films on the West Coast. She moved to Manhattan in the early 1940s, where she performed in Broadway musicals including Jackpot and By Jupiter,[1] and also toured the United States in musical theater productions.

Hujer formed the Flower Hujer Dance Theater in 1949 and began to create works based on religious and nature themes which were noted for their dignity and simplicity.[2] She also created works for musical theater.[3] Her partner Miller Richardson became the art director for the company, designing shows, costumes, lighting and contributing to the choreography. [4] Noted dancer and choreographer Louis Falco danced in her company in the 1960s. Hujer continued to appear onstage until 1990.[5] She died at the age of 92 in Queens, New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flower Hujer". Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Flower Hujer, Modern-Dance Choreographer, 92". The New York Times. June 13, 1999. Retrieved January 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dance magazine". 20. 1946. 
  4. ^ http://www.luckyrabbitestatesales.com/apps/blog/show/26940257-the-antique-estate-sale-of-the-decade-
  5. ^ "Obituaries". Dance Magazine. Retrieved January 14, 2012.