Celebrity biographies

  1. About Pearl Primus

    Full name: Pearl Primus
    Also known as: Pearl Primus, Primus, Pearl
    Professions: American dancer and choreographer

  2. Pearl Primus Death information

    Died: Saturday, 29th of October, 1994 (Age: 74)

  3. Pearl Primus Biography

    Pearl Eileen Primus (November 29, 1919 – October 29, 1994) was a dancer, choreographer and anthropologist. Primus played an important role in the presentation of African dance to American audiences. Early in her career she saw the need to promote African dance as an art form worthy of study and performance. Primus' work was a reaction to myths of savagery and the lack of knowledge about African people. It was an effort to guide the Western world to view African dance as an important and dignified statement about another way of life. Additionally, her work provided a knowledge and meaning for dances that had been plagued by distortion of movement and excessive hip shaking of the backside.

  4. Pearl Primus Family

    Spouse: Percival Borde

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