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Allegra Fuller Snyder & Jamie Snyder - Air date: 07-10-08

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Allegra Fuller Snyder & Jamie Snyder
Allegra Fuller Snyder, Founder, and first President, now Chairwoman of the Board of Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, Allegra Fuller Snyder, is Bucky's only living child. She is also Professor Emerita of Dance and Dance Ethnology, UCLA; 1992 American Dance Guild Honoree of the Year; former Chair of the Department of Dance; and founding Coordinator of the World Arts and Cultures Program. She has been on the Dance Faculty at Cal Arts as well as Professor of Performance Studies at New York University, and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, Guildford, England.

She began her career as a performer and choreographer and has been concerned with the relation of dance to film since the late 1940s. She has made several prize winning documentary films on dance. She has done dance research around the world, was the recipient of several Fulbright Scholarships. Among many special projects Snyder was a Core Consultant on the PBS series DANCING for WNET/Channel 13. Recently returning to performance Jennifer Fisher of the LA times said of her in "Spirit Dances 6: Inspired by Isadora," "She was a haiku and an epic."

Jaime Snyder, BFI Executive Committee Member; Co-Founder of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, and its former Executive Director. Producer, director and writer of educational media. His film projects include: Executive Producer for the PBS American Masters' Special Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud; Pablo Casals': A Cry for Peace; Producer-Director of the award-winning short film Modeling the Universe; and Co-Director of the film Reflections: Buckminster Fuller, winner of the CINE Golden Eagle Award. He developed a series of multi-media educational programs for BFI entitled the Dymaxion™ Laboratory. He is also a singer-songwriter. As Fuller's grandson he studied and worked with Fuller until his passing in 1983.

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