Bella Lewitzky


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Bella Lewitzky (born January 13, 1916, Los Angeles, California — died July 16, 2004, Pasadena, California) was a modern dance choreographer and noted teacher.

Born to Russian immigrants, Lewitzky spent her childhood in a utopian socialist colony in the Mojave Desert, and on a ranch in San Bernardino. She moved back to Los Angeles in her teens, and briefly studied ballet.
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  • ''Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can't force it.''
    Bella Lewitzky (b. 1916), U.S. dancer. Quoted in San Francisco Chronicle (March 4, 1979).
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