Bob Fosse Stamp

On July 28, National Dance Day, the U.S. Postal Service honored “four influential choreographers who changed the art of dance,” including Isadora Duncan, José Limón, Katherine Dunham and Broadway legend Bob Fosse, who the USPS noted “received one Oscar, three Emmys, and nine Tony Awards during his career. Yet perhaps his greatest contribution was in making dance accessible to millions.” Lincoln Center resident artist James McMullan designed the Innovative Choreographers series “to look like posters advertising a performance” and to capture “the luminosity and mystery of a live dance performance.” The stamp art is based on a classic Photofest image that served as the 1998 paperback cover of Martin Gottfried’s Fosse biography All His Jazz. Nigel Lythgoe (So You Think You Can Dance), who created National Dance Day, hosted the first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. The Innovative Choreographers “forever stamps” are now available at post offices nationwide.

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