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Pomare, Eleo (1937–2008) By Perpener, John O.

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1846-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 01 October 2023, from


Eleo Pomare was a dancer, choreographer, educator, and social activist who spent more than five decades contributing to the development of modern dance. As a teenager, he enrolled in the High School of Performing Arts in New York and formed a fledgling dance company while he was a student. After graduating, he expanded his group and presented his first major concert at the 92nd Street Y in 1959, a significant venue for emerging talent. In 1967, under the auspices of the Harlem Cultural Council, he co-founded the Dancemobile along with one of his dancers, Carole Y. Johnson. Together they began to produce outdoor summer dance concerts in New York City and surrounding areas.

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Perpener, John O. "Pomare, Eleo (1937–2008)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 1 Oct. 2023 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1846-1

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