Why are people dancing?

Marion Herrmann :: Tanzgruppe Marion Herrmann. Warum tanzen die Menschen? Tempo Magazin, 1927, Heft 2.
Arnold Genthe :: Aus Mary Wigmans Totentanz. Gestaltung durch künstlerischen Tanz [Mary Wigman’s Dance of Death]. Tempo Magazin, 1927, Heft 2
Marion Herrmann :: Tänze Marion Herrmanns zu Paul Hindemiths Mechanischer Orgel [Dances by Marion Herrmann to Paul Hindemith’s mechanical organ]. Tempo Magazin, 1927, Heft 2.

Vera Milcinovic, 1926

Arnold Genthe :: Vera Milcinovic, 7 January 1926. Nitrate negative. (detail) | src Library of Congress
Arnold Genthe :: Vera Milcinovic, January 7th, 1926. Nitrate negative. | src Genthe photograph collection (Library of Congress)

Nude Dancer w/ Aulos, 1910s

Arnold Genthe :: Nude Dancer with Aulos, ca. 1911 – 1916. Autochrome. | src Rijksmuseum

Lydia Lopoukhova, 1914

Arnold Genthe :: Lydia Lopoukhova, glass negative, February 4th, 1914. | src Library of Congress
Arnold Genthe :: Lydia Lopoukhova, glass negative, February 4th, 1914. | src Library of Congress

Ratan Devi and Roshanara, 1917

Arnold Genthe :: Ratan Devi and Roshanara, portrait photograph, March 23, 1917. Glass negative. Library of Congress | src Flickr

Elizabeth Duncan dancers (probably)

Arnold Genthe :: Unidentified dancers, possibly Elizabeth Duncan dancers, 1911-1942. Nitrate negative. | src Library of Congress
Arnold Genthe :: Unidentified dancers, possibly Elizabeth Duncan dancers, 1911-1942. Nitrate negative. | src Library of Congres

Miss Carmen, 1917 (by A. Genthe)

Arnold Genthe :: Miss Carmen, 1917. Nitrate negative. | src Library of Congress
Arnold Genthe :: Miss Carmen (dancer), 1917. Nitrate negative. | src Library of Congress