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Michio Itō raising arms in gesture in loose long-sleeved top and flowing pants stepping forward on left foot, in an outdoor setting, photograph by Arnold Genthein

Celebrating Choreographer Michio Itō

Posted by: Libby Smigel

Choreographer Michio Itō had a profound impact on the development of modern dance in the United States, with collaborations and friendships with Martha Graham, Lester Horton, and Ted Shawn, among many others. Selected images from a recent gift of materials documenting Itō’s career in the United States are shown here alongside other images available in the Library of Congress to highlight the Japanese-born artist’s legacy during Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.

Woman with dark hair, fancy dress and pearls with eyes closed and mouth slightly open, singing

Artist to Artist, Across the Years: Jade Snow Wong and the Budapest String Quartet

Posted by: Cait Miller

The following is a guest post from Heidi Kim, Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kim was a 2015 Florence Tan Moeson Fellow in the Asian Division where she studied the Jade Snow Wong Collection. While researching, Kim came across interesting connections to the renowned …