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Archie Savage

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Biography

Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Archie Savage made a vital contribution to African-American Dance in the United States. Born in Norfolk, Virginia 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, Archie joined the "Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe" and later was a part of a nation wide 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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Dancer / Jim Henry's Paradise Patron

Cabin in the Sky 1943

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Character: Himself - Dancer

Jammin' the Blues 1944

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Character: Boogulroo

His Majesty O'Keefe 1954

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Character: Black Tourist

Boccaccio '70 1962

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Character: Vigro

Da uomo a uomo 1967

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Character: Chief - Boar's Tooth Ceremonial Dancer / Ceremonial Dance Chief

South Pacific 1958

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Character: Chief Nagula

Ramar of the Jungle 1952

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