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Angna Enters Edit Profile

artist , dancer , lecturer , playwright

Angna Enters, American dancer, playwright, artist, lecturer. Guggenheim fellow, 1934, 35.


Enters, Angna was born on April 28, 1907 in New York City. Daughter of Edward and Henriette (Gasseur-Styleau) Enters.


Self-educated in the United States, Europe, Near East.


Artist-in-residence Baylor University. Play director Dallas Theatre Center. Fellow Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, 1962.


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    • Creator 161 episodes and compositions in dance form in Theatre of Angna Enters, 1926-1960. Shown in many large cities, colleges of the United States, Canada, London, Paris, Cuba, Hawaii, White House, Ringling Museum Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1952. Presented Greek Mime Pagan Greece (performing 12 characters with costumes and music of own creation), Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1943.

      Originator phase dance mime. Exhibited paintings Newhouse Galleries, New York City (12th exhibition marked debut as sculptor, 18th exhibition included 1st work in ceramics), other leading cities United States, England, many museum. Also exhibited drawings of Greek Archaic forms Metropolitan Museum Art, 1943.

      2 weeks repertory Mercury Theater, London (Arts Council Great Britain) for 10 seasons, including engagement at Cambridge University Arts Theatre, 1952. Mural painting Penthouse Theater, University Washington, Seattle, 1950. Represented American Theatre with week's solo performances Berlin International Arts Festival, 1951.

      Speaker on arts Cambridge University, 1951. Creator Commedia dell'Arte sequence for film Scaramouche, 1952. Director, designer settings, costumes of Yerma, Denver University Theatre Festival, Ithaca (New York ) College Theatre, 1958.

      Represented in Metropolitan Museum Art, Honolulu Museum Art. Author: First Person Plural, 1937, (play) Love Possessed Juana, 1939, (personal remembrance) Silly Girl, 1944, (screenplay) Mama's Angel, 1943, (novel) A Thing of Beauty, 1949, (screenplay) You Belong to Me, 1949, Among the Daughters, 1955, Artists Life, 1957, The Loved and the Unloved, 1961. Contributor articles Mime in Pulpit to Magazine of Art, 1943, essay to National Theatre Conference Bulletin, 1944, Pantomime, Encyclopedia British.

      Author: Angna Enters on Mime, 1965.


Married Louis Kalonyme.

Edward Enters

Henriette (Gasseur-Styleau) Enters

Louis Kalonyme.