Hemsley Winfield dances in and choreographs Metropolitan Opera’s The Emperor Jones
Hemsley Winfield’s New Negro Art Theater Dance Group performs in The Emperor Jones with the Metropolitan Opera, a production which Winfield also choreographed.
In Black Dance: From 1619 to Today, Lynne Fauley Emery determined that, with this production, Winfield was “the first black dancer to enter the world of ballet.”
Emery, Lynn Fauley. Black Dance, from 1619 to Today. Princeton Book Company, Publishers, 1998.
Hemsley Winfield (1907-1934), Black Past
Hemsley Winfield, Wendy Perron
Hemsley Winfield, Wikipedia
Other Happenings in 1933
Oct 17: George Balanchine arrives in New York City.
George Balanchine and Boris Kochno’s Les Ballets 1933 is founded.
Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Masques and Les Rendezvous premiere.
George Balanchine’s The Seven Deadly Sins and Mozartiana premiere.
Feb 15: Giuseppe Zangara tries to assassinate Franklin D. Roosevelt in Miami; Zangara instead wounds Anton Cermak, the mayor of Chicago, who dies March 6.
Mar 3: Mount Rushmore National Memorial is dedicated in South Dakota.
Mar 4: Franklin D. Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 32nd President of the United States.
Mar 7: Board game Monopoly is invented.
Jun 6: The first drive-in movie theater opens in New Jersey.
Jan: A diagram of the London Underground is introduced to the public.
Jan 30: Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany.
Feb 27: The parliament building in Berlin, Germany, the Reichstag building, is set on fire.
Mar 3: The Sanriku earthquake and tsunami kills about 3000 people in Honshu, Japan.
Mar 23: Adolf Hitler is made dictator of Germany.
May 2: First modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster allegedly occurs.
Aug 7: More than 3,000 Assyrian Iraqis are killed by government troops in Iraq.
Arts & Sciences
Jan 30: Radio show The Lone Ranger is broadcast for the first time.
Mar 2: King Kong premieres at Radio City Music Hall and the RKO Roxy Theatre.
May 27: Disney’s The Three Little Pigs is released.
Nov 17: Duck Soup, a Marx Brothers’ film, is released in the United States.
Human & Civil Rights
Mar 20: The first meeting of Jewish organizations occurs, calling for an international anti-Nazi boycott.
Mar 22: The first Nazi concentration camp at Dachau is opened.
Apr 13: The UK passes the Children and Young Persons Act.
Apr 26: The Gestapo is established in Nazi Germany.
May 8: Mohandas Gandhi begins a hunger strike, which lasts for three weeks, due to lower castes being mistreated.
Jul 4: Gandhi is sentenced to prison in India.
Apr 1: Cambridge wins the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
Oct 3-7: The New York Giants win the 1933 World Series, beating the Washington Senators.
Dec 17: The first NFL Championship game takes place.
1933 – Modern Ballet, Dance Consortium
List of 1933 ballet premieres, Wikipedia