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Stimmel, Bert



  • Existence: 1920    


Bert Stimmel, born 16 December 1920, is an American performer, choreographer, and artistic director. After serving as a tail-gunner in World Word II and, after an honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force in 1945, Stimmel studied dance and theater in New York, New Haven (where he earned an MFA from Yale in 1947), and London. Stimmel then performed in London theaters in the late 1940s and early 1950s before touring for a few years with the Bert Stimmel Modern Dance Company. Stimmel returned to the U.S. in the late 1950s and for the next 15 years he worked as a choreographer, director, and instructor in various places in New York State. From 1972 until 1999 Stimmel served as aristic director of the Caracalla Dance Company in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Bert Stimmel papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 733
Abstract: The collection contains research material, writings, printed material, photographs and audiovisual material, including sound and video recordings, scrapbooks, and other personal papers documenting the life and professional career of American-born performer and artistic director Bert Stimmel. Stimmel spent the bulk of his professional life in the U.S., from the late 1950s to early 1970s, and in Lebanon, from 1972 onward, and the collection features material accumulated around his professional...
Dates: 1785-2005, bulk 1950-2005