Flavia Walter Champe
Date of Birth  :
Place of Birth  :
Country  :
United States
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Educational background  :
Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Nebraska in 1940.
Acheivements / Contributions  :

  • Flavia Walter Champe was a dancer, conductor, choreographer, director, writer and anthropological researcher in New Mexico.
  • She was recognized for her research of dance in Hispanic communities.
  • Flavia’s script career and her publication on the Matachines dance began on Christmas Day, 1947, after her and her husband saw a presentation of the dance in San Ildefonso Pueblo.
  • After being a dancer for so many years, she was very intimidated with the quality of the choreography.
  • In the next twenty years, Flavia and her husband made several trips to New Mexico to see variations of the dance in other pueblos and Hispanic communities.
  • In 1967, she decided to write a book about the Matachines dance for the International Folk Art Museum of Santa Fe. source:Flavia Waters Champe

Bibliography  :
The Matachines Dance of the Upper Rio Grande: History, Music, and Choreography ,Innocents on Broadway.