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Benjamin Zemach

dancer, choreographer
Born: 1902
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Considered a pioneer in dance, Zemach came to America in 1926 from Moscow and worked closely on experimental productions with Martha Graham and Michio Ito. Zemach specialized in Jewish themes and often incorporated political messages into his dances. He choreographed the film Pins and Needles and danced in the films She (1935) and The Last Days of Pompeii (1935).

Died: 1997

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