Thank you to everyone who came out to the Innovative Choreographers (Forever®) stamps First Day of Issue ceremony on Saturday in Los Angeles, California! You helped make the event a huge success!
Held as part of the West Coast’s flagship National Dance Day Celebration in Los Angeles County’s Grand Park, the dedication drew a great crowd of dance and stamp enthusiasts. Dedicating the stamps were (from left to right) Kaye Lawrence Dunham, Katherine Dunham’s nephew; Marie-Christine Dunham Pratt, Katherine Dunham’s daughter; Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer and co-creator, So You Think You Can Dance; Ruth Goldway, Chairman, Postal Regulatory Commission; and Nagisa Manabe, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Executive Vice President, USPS.
The four influential choreographers honored on the stamps—Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham, and Bob Fosse—changed the art of dance. Designed to look like posters advertising a performance, the stamp art captures the luminosity and mystery of a live dance performance.
We had a wonderful time in L.A. celebrating these dance legends! Our next event is the Flags of Our Nation: Set Six First Day of Issue ceremony, held on August 16 at the American Philatelic Society’s StampShow in Sacramento, California. Will you be joining us?