The Dance Has Many Faces

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A Capella Books, 1992 - Performing Arts - 273 pages
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Leading dance personalities reveal the many aspects of their world in this insightful collection of essays bridging fifty years of dancemaking. George Balanchine, legendary founder of the New York City Ballet; Ruth St. Denis, pioneer of modern dance in the United States; Frederick Ashton, one of Britain's greatest ballet makers; and Gus Solomons jr, black choreographer, critic, and teacher, speak frankly here about their art. Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Erick Hawkins, Pauline Koner, Murray Louis, and other choreographers and dancers discuss performance, personal philosophy, and the creative process. Statements from European artists show how, since World War Il, English, French, and German dance have evolved into powerful presences on the world stage. Critic George Jackson reevaluates Balanchine's contributions to world ballet; Deborah Jowitt explores the role of dance critic; Stuart Hodes, president of the Dance Notation Bureau, discusses dance on television and video; and notation expert Earl Ubell describes his excitement at discovering a dance notation system that really works. Illustrated with performance photographs, The Dance Has Many Faces illuminates every facet of the world of dance and is an invaluable resource for students, dance lovers, and professionals.

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