Pioneering Choreographer Donald McKayle Dies

Pioneering Choreographer Donald McKayle Dies


Pioneering Choreographer Donald McKayle Dies

Donald McKayle

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — follow case study writing service resume des allumettes suedoises persuasive essay sample high school follow how to make a cover page for a paper go to site film analysis essay example project paper advertising analysis essay sample how to write a proposal for an essay frq thesis help writing paper blank help homework statics dosis correcta de viagra essay doctor viagra wikipedia click here source link viagra europe net cialis jual buy dissertations can viagra cause an abortion thesis statement examples women's rights essays service where can i get my resume done personal reflection paper third person essay research paper on economic growth in india esl essay writing tips Donald McKayle, a modern dancer and choreographer who brought the black experience in America to the Broadway stage in musicals such as “Raisin” and “Sophisticated Ladies,” has died. He was 87.

His wife, Lea McKayle, told the University of California, Irvine that McKayle died Friday night. He was a UCI professor emeritus of dance.

Born in Harlem, McKayle began dancing as a teenager.

McKayle choreographed works that focused on black life and socially conscious themes such as poverty, homelessness and discrimination.

His 1959 work “Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder” depicted the lives of chain-gang prisoners.

McKayle was the first African-American man to both direct and choreograph major Broadway musicals, including 1973’s “Raisin,” which won the Tony as best musical, and 1981’s “Sophisticated Ladies.”

He also choreographed for movies and TV shows.



(Michelle S. Kim/UCI via AP)

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