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Image of Ruth St. Denis in character. One of St. Denis' earliest dance creations, "Radha" was first performed privately for a group of society patronesses in 1905. With their enthusiastic support, St. Denis was catapulted into society circles, and was soon performing her foreign dances for many of Ameica's wealthy elites. Based on her perceptions of India's religious deities, St. Denis' production of "Radha" depicted a Hindi goddess struggling between indulgence and chastity as she sensuously experienced the senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch.