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Merrill Brockway, 1923-2013: TV dance pioneer was one of a kind

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Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:00 pm | Updated: 10:15 am, Tue May 7, 2013.

Dance is a big, vibrant art form, made for the sizable sweep of the stage. To find a way to bring it to television was a daunting task, but one Merrill Brockway embraced whole-heartedly and successfully.

From the mid-1970s on, the Emmy Award-winning pioneer producer and director of the seminal PBS series Dance in America helped people see and understand the magic of movement on their home screen. The images may have been small, but the concept, and Brockway’s talent behind it, were huge.

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  • Olivia posted at 10:04 am on Mon, May 6, 2013.

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    I know everyone at NDI-NM will miss him greatly. He has been to every show I've been in there, in fact, we spoke in March at my last performance. He truly was an inspiration to all.

     
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