Archie Savage

Archie_Savage5Archie Savage

(April 19, 1914 – February 4, 2003)

Archie Savage made a vital contribution to African-American Dance in the United States. Born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 19, 1919 and raised in New York’s Harlem. Archie’s first introduction to the world of modern dance came when he joined the “Hemsley Winfield’s Dance Troupe” in the 1930′s.

In 1939, Mr. Savage joined the “Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe” and later was a part of a nationwide stage production of “Cabin in the Sky”. He became Ms. Dunham’s dance partner and also helped created what is known as the “Afro/Cuban” dance form.

He has appeared in 23 films here and abroad and 5 Broadway stage Productions including the original South Pacific. Archie Savage was a pioneer of the African-American Dance History.

His legacy will live on and he will always be remembered for the contribution he made to the world of dance.