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Dance! With Bill T. Jones by Bill T. Jones

Dance! With Bill T. Jones

by Bill T. Jones

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With little words and a lot of body movement, Bill T. Jones shows readers how expressive dance can be. He uses his own body to show different movements as the pictures. I enjoyed this book because it shows readers that dance can be free and expressive as much as it can be structure. ( )
  kwolinski | Dec 3, 2014 |
Although written very simplistically, this book and photos of a single African American dancer speaks volumes. It shows how dancing can be similar, yet different; everywhere, and nowhere; group effort, and solo. It is emotional, full of expression; it is simple and complicated; it is a ball of contradictions. I let my 9 year old daughter (who eats, sleep, and breathes dance for 8 years now) and she really enjoyed this book. She said "Mom, it is so right. The book just gets it!" ( )
  KMClark | Jul 5, 2014 |
This elegant and graceful book presents basic concepts of dance illustrated and complimented by photographs of the celebrated dancer and choreographer, Bill T. Jones. Kuklin’s photographs capture the many facets of dance that Jones so aptly expresses through his movements.

The brief and simple text conveys the spectrum of emotions, shapes, and ideas that can be expressed through dance; from lines to curves, from thinking to feeling, from everywhere to hardly there. Many books on dance focus on ballet, but this book, like Jones, is firmly rooted in modern dance. Wearing a simple pair of belted slacks, Jones is thoughtful and playful by turns. The layout of the book is elegant in a minimalist manner. Each two page spread features several photographs of Jones, usually full-body shots, dancing against a crisp white background.

Full Review at Picture-Book-a-Day: http://picturebookaday.blogspot.com/2012/08/book-225-dance-by-bill-t-jones-susan...
  amy-picturebookaday | Aug 13, 2012 |
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Celebrating the exhilaration, joy, and magic of movement, this book features a lyrical, simple text matched by photos of internationally renown dancer and choreographer Bill T.

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Introduces basic concepts of dance through poetic text and photographs.

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