Lewitzky, Bella


Lewitzky, Bella
▪ 2005

      American dancer and choreographer (b. Jan. 13, 1916, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. July 16, 2004, Pasadena, Calif.), began her performing career with Lester Horton's company before forming (1966) the Bella Lewitzky Dance Company in Los Angeles, which she danced with until 1978 and directed until she disbanded it in 1997. Besides being an influential modern dance figure who worked to establish modern dance as a prominent art form in California and pushed for government support for the arts, she also was a champion of artistic freedom; in 1990 she mounted a successful legal challenge against the National Endowment for the Arts after it instituted a requirement that grant recipients sign an antiobscenity pledge.

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