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Reading Dance: A Gathering of Memoirs, Reportage, Criticism, Profiles,…

by Robert Gottlieb

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It's an important collection and a treasure chest for dance aficionados.
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Gottlieb has selected writings of exceptional energy and forthright expression, from Janet Flanner on Isadora Duncan to Lincoln Kirstein on bad ballet and Jill Johnston on Baryshnikov. Perhaps the sheer physicality and eroticism of dance inspires its commentators to write with unusual verve. Gottlieb’s great book of dance dances.
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Brings together a collection of seminal writings--including memoirs, letters, criticism, reportage, interviews, and profiles--that explore the art, history, and cultural influence of the dance, with contributions from notable dancers, choreographers, teachers, critics, and commentators from the nineteenth century to the present day.… (more)

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