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us: Faison, George, 1945-

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1945-12-21
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Washington (D.C.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Capitol Ballet Company
        • Organization: (naf) George Faison Universal Dance Experience (Dance troupe)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Alvin Ailey Dance Company
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: American Performing Arts Collaborative
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Dancers
          (lcsh) Choreographers
            (lcsh) Dance teachers
        • Sources

          • found: Dance magazine. Nov. 1971, p. 102.
          • found: The original rompin' stompin', hot & heavy, cool & groovy all-star jazz show [VR] 2011: credits (George Faison; choreographer)
          • found: Wikipedia, Nov. 17, 2011 (George Faison; b. Dec. 21, 1945, Washington, D.C.; African-American dancer and choreographer)
          • found: Internet Broadway Database, Nov. 17, 2011 (George Faison; director, performer, choreographer, composer)
          • found: Gale Biography in Context, Nov. 17, 2011: Int. dict. of modern dance, 1998 (George Faison; b. Dec. 21, 1945, Washington, D.C.; choreographer) Contemporary Black biography, 1997 (George Faison; b. Dec. 21, 1945, Washington, D.C.; choreographer, dancer, director, producer) Contemp. theatre, film, and television, 1990 (George Faison; b. May 27, 1947, Burgaw, N.C. [also says Washington, D.C.]; dancer, choreographer)
          • found: Bio. and geneal. master index on GaleNet, Nov. 17, 2011 (Faison, George, 1945- [6 sources]; Faison, George, 1946- [1 source]; Faison, George, 1947- [4 sources]; Faison, George Jr. , 1945- [1 source]; Faison, George William, 1945- [1 source])
          • found: U.S. copyright file, Nov. 17, 2011 (Faison, George, 1945- [3 records]; Faison, George, 1946- [1 record]; Faison, George, 1947- [1 record]; Faison, George W., 1945- [5 records])
          • found: OCLC database, Nov. 17, 2011 (usage: George Faison)
          • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 27, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Faison, George; dancer, choreographer / dance director, dance company director, dance teacher; born 21 December 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States; studied dance with the Capitol Ballet Company and with Carol Tate at Howard; studied at the School of American Ballet (SAB); became a principal dancer with the Alvin Ailey Dance Company; founded the Faison Firehouse Theatre in Harlem; founded the George Faison Universal Dance Experience (1971); founded the American Performing Arts Collaborative (APAC); hallmark of his career was the choreography he created for The Wiz; the first African American to receive a Tony Award for best choreography (1975); The Drama Critics recognized him for best choreography in a musical (1975); received an Emmy Award for his choreography for the HBO special The Josephine Baker Story; awarded an honorary degree in arts and letters from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst)
        • Editorial Notes

          • [Dancer and choreographer.]
          • [Data contributed by the Dance Heritage Coalition for the New York Public Library Dance Collection.]
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          • 2016-06-13: revised
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