Dance!

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Disney-Hyperion, Sep 15, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Dance celebrates the exhilaration, joy, and magic of movement. A lyrical, simple text is matched by astounding photographs of Bill T. Jones doing what he does best -- flying through the air, twisting and twirling into unimaginable shapes and curves -- in a word, dancing! This vibrant picture book for children (and dance lovers of any age) pays homage to the wonder of the body and the pure thrill of Jones's breathtaking art.

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User Review  - kwolinski - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - KMClark - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

About the author (1998)

Bill T. Jones is an acclaimed dancer, choreographer, and director. He is the artistic director, cofounder, and choreographer of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and executive artistic director of New York Live Arts. He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including Tony Awards for "FELA!" and "Spring Awakening", a Kennedy Center Honor, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Jones the National Medal of Arts, the country's highest honor for achievement in the arts.

Susan Kuklin is the award-winning author and photographer of more than thirty books for children and young adults that address social issues and culture, including No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row and Dance with Bill T. Jones. Her photographs have appeared in documentary films and in major newspapers and magazines, including Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. For Beyond Magenta, Kuklin interviewed, photographed, and then created individual profiles of teenagers in the transgender community. Susan Kuklin lives in New York City with her husband.

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