A Century of Dance

US Postal Service series / 2012

Souvenir Booklet: A Century of Dance Book

"Discover a century of dance in this exclusive 32-page, softbound booklet
which includes collectible Innovative Choreographers (Forever®) stamps,
featuring Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham, and Bob Fosse."

Innovative Choreographers Uncut Press Sheet

Celebrate the art of dance with this suitable-for-framing Innovative Choreographers (Forever®) stamps uncut press sheet.
The stamp designs feature lively portraits of four renowned choreographers who forever changed the art of dance:
Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham, and Bob Fosse.

Designed from watercolor illustrations on vintage paper, the stamp art is reminiscent of posters advertising a dance
performance. The 17.64 x 22.125-inch sheet contains 9 panes of 20 stamps positioned three across by three down.
Each pane includes selvage markings denoting the printer (Sennett Security Printers),
and the ink colors used to print the stamps.

Third annual National Dance Day…time to get up and move!

Saturday, July 28, is the third National Dance Day, an event initiated by
“So You Think You Can Dance” judge Nigel Lythgoe to promote and
encourage everyone to get off their tushes and shake their booties.

In connection with the celebration, which began in 2010, this year the
U.S. Postal Service will issue a new series of dance stamps, featuring
modern dance icons Isadora Duncan, Jose Limon and Katherine Dunham
and Broadway jazz giant Bob Fosse. They are “forever” stamps,
meaning you can buy a bunch now and brighten up your postal
missives for as long as they last, regardless of price increases.

I’m not aware of any local dance happenings specifically related to
National Dance Day (if you know of any, please pass the info along!),
but that shouldn’t stop you from participating in this grassroots
effort. Cha cha around the kitchen, skip across the yard, leap
along the shoreline….dance, dance, dance!

by Carrie Seidman, Herald-Tribune / Friday, July 27, 2012

- Contributed to the archive by Butte College theatre instructor Tom Kinnee -

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