Mary Wigman

Mary Wigman
1886 - 1973

Mary Wigman  German Choreographer


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German Choreographer Mary Wigman was born Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann on 13th November, 1886 in Hannover, Germany and passed away on 18th Sep 1973 Berlin, Germany aged 86. She is most remembered for innovator of expressionist dance and a pioneer of modern dance in Germany. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

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First Name Mary
Last Name Wigman
Full Name at Birth Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann
Alternative Name Mary Wigman, Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann, Marie Wiegmann
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th November, 1886
Birthplace Hannover, Germany
Died 18th September, 1973
Place of Death Berlin, Germany
Build Slim
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Nationality German
Occupation Text German dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor
Occupation Choreographer
Claim to Fame innovator of expressionist dance and a pioneer of modern dance in Germany

Mary Wigman (born Karoline Sophie Marie Wiegmann; 13 November 1886 in Hanover – 18 September 1973 in Berlin) was a German dancer and choreographer, notable as the pioneer of expressionist dance, dance therapy, and movement training without pointe shoes. She is considered one of the most important figures in the history of modern dance. She became one of the most iconic figures of Weimar German culture and her work was hailed for bringing the deepest of existential experiences to the stage.

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