modern pioneer of dance (i know him as Teddy :)
The name Denishawn is a mix between the couples name. eg Ruth St Dennis, Ted Shawn
How did Teddy contribute to the development of Modern Dance?
This was such a significant thing to happen in the history of dance! why? Well it helped take away the judgements against male dancers. Even though these things still happen today. it is more common to see a male contemporary, ballet dancer, and other forms of dance, preforming on stage or taking dance lessons.
The most famous piece of advice that Ted shawn gave to his dancer was "when in doubt, twirl."