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Elsie L. Dufour (July 31, 1904 - April 13, 1984) was a dancer. She was a member of the Heterodoxy Club. "Dance," Dufour said. "That is the most natural form of self-expression. And rhythm is as necessary to life as philosophy. Get your body free and harmonious and your mind and your soul will find their highest form of expression."

In the 1920s Dufour was the leader of a unique school in New York. She taught her pupils to find themselves first, then express their inner selves in rhythmic dancing. By learning to play, they also learned to work more intelligently and more joyfully. "Too many of us belong to the armchair school." Dufour daid. "We yearn for a rich, full life, and for beauty, but we expect it to come to us. When it doesn't, we rail at fate."

Dufour was born in Gasport on July 31, 1904, the daughter of Joseph Arthur Dufour and Anna Dufour. In the 1940s she lived in Glen Falls, NY, and worked at the Marinette Paper Company.


by Arnold Genthe


Title Elsie Dufour dancers Contributor Names Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942, photographer Created / Published between 1918 and 1920?

HistoricalFindings Photo: Elsie Dufour Dancers,Nudes,Fabric,Women,Performers,Poses,Arnold Genthe,1918


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