Afghanistan as a Joffrey Ballet connection and maybe a road to reconciliation and peace in 2021.
Daniel P Quinn
Afghanistan as a Joffrey Ballet connection. Memo to Afghanistan as a Ballet footnote from the United States to Kabul. Has the Joffrey Ballet ever appeared there ?As a salute to Afghan-Americans, it MUST be remembered that Robert Joffrey (Founder of the Joffrey Ballet) was one. Joffrey’s Father emigrated from Afghanistan to the USA.
The Joffrey now in Chicago endures with his legacy even in Century 21.Robert Joffrey (1930-88) was an American dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet, known for his highly imaginative modern ballets.
He was born Anver Bey Abdullah Jaffa Khan in Seattle, Washington to a Pashtun father from Afghanistan and a mother from Italy.
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