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This profile was last updated on 7/24/04  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Lead Drummer
    Dance Ensemble
  • Owner
    Ione Nash Dance Ensemble
  • Founder and Choreographer
    Ione Nash Dance Ensemble
  • Eighty-year-old Master Choreographer
    Ione Nash Dance Ensemble

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    Heritage Drummers
8 Total References
Web References
Ione Nash Dance Ensemble & Heritage Drummers at Longwood Gardens - July 24, 2004
www.longwoodgardens.org, 24 July 2004 [cached]
Ione Nash was the first African-American to open a business on the 5800 block of Germantown Avenue.Her dance school opened in 1960, and she had to go to court for the right to have her drummers continue to perform.Nash, now almost 80, is both founder and choreographer for the Ione Nash Dance Ensemble, and her more than 30 years of work as a master teacher in numerous community arts programs was the subject of the 1998 documentary Dance: The Heartbeat of Community.Nash has choreographed more than 600 dances that incorporate jazz, ballet, modern and tap in turns, but the important focus of the choreography is the indigenous African-American culture that drives it and that preserves the traditions of dance.
Ken "Skip" Burton's work preserving traditional drum culture throughout the United States, particularly within Philadelphia communities, has garnered him renown as one of the most dynamic traditional and contemporary drummers of this time.His status as a master drummer complements Nash's dance work - he is the lead drummer for her Dance Ensemble.In addition to drumming, Burton is a teacher, instructor, composer, dance collaborator and creative producer, and he has pioneered the development of African-American drumming, which simultaneously conserves African traditions while incorporating a new creative African-American aesthetic.He founded the Heritage Drummers in 1992.
Primezone Media Network
www.primezone.com, 26 Mar 2002 [cached]
Crowned Heads of Distinction Awards to be Presented to Sonia Sanchez, Ione Nash and Barbara Smith at `The Tenderheaded Diaries,' March 30th
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Crowned Heads of Distinction Awards to be Presented to Sonia Sanchez, Ione Nash and Barbara Smith at `The Tenderheaded Diaries,' March 30th
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PHILADELPHIA, March 26, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- In connection with its three Women's History Month performances, the producers of the hair drama "The Tenderheaded Diaries" will pay tribute to three women who have distinguished themselves for their inner and outer beauty, and for their invaluable contributions to the community: poet, Sonia Sanchez; cultural icon, Ione Nash; and leader, Barbara Smith.
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At 77 years old, Ione Nash has spent the great majority of her life cultivating beauty through the art of dance and by helping others find a forum for self-expression.The founder of the Ione Nash Dance Ensemble, she was the owner of the first African-American owned business in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.She choreographed more than 600 dances blending a mix of forms from the African diaspora; she once studied under the legendary Katherine Dunham.Nash has a black belt in Shotokai Karate and studies it 10 hours per week.She also teaches 12 dance classes per week.Nash is a stellar example of vitality and longevity.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 2003 Annual Report
www.bbg.org, 6 Dec 2002 [cached]
Eighty-year-old master choreographer Ione Nash performed with her ensemble and led an Afro-Caribbean stretch workshop for seniors.
Ione Nash
The Village of Arts and Humanities: Partnerships
www.villagearts.org, 13 Aug 2001 [cached]
Ione Nash Dance Ensemble Heritage Drummers
PA Calendar of Events
www.dig-itmag.com, 8 Nov 2003 [cached]
Ione Nash is founder and choreographer for the Ione Nash Dance Ensemble.Nash is now almost 80, and her more than 30 years of work as a master teacher in numerous community arts programs was the subject of the 1998 documentary Dance: The Heartbeat of Community.
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