Eleanor Danced! is a live, forty-five minute, family-friendly stage show that uses music, dancing, narration and projected images to tell the amazing story of Eleanor Buchla Kubinyi (1910–1972). Eleanor was a Hungarian-American girl from Buckeye-Woodland whose charismatic stage presence, inspired dancing, and ground-breaking choreography made Cleveland fall in love with modern dance. Images from Cleveland Public Library’s Photograph and Fine Arts Collections will be featured, while interludes of Hungarian folk dance, modern dance, and contemporary dance provide impressions of Buchla’s dancing and choreography.
Following the performance, Cleveland Public Library Executive Director, CEO Felton Thomas, Jr. will moderate a panel of distinguished individuals from Cleveland's dance community—Kathryn Karipides, Dianne McIntyre, David Shimotakahara, and Joan Meggitt—that will explore Eleanor Buchla's place in the history of modern and contemporary dance here, and the multi-cultural roots and developments of modern dance.
- Saturday, November 5, 2022
- 11:00am - 1:00pm
- LSW 00 - Lower Level - Auditorium
- Main Library - Downtown