Prime Movers: The Makers of Modern Dance in America (Paperback)

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The lives and works of the choreographer-dancers who created American modern dance come vividly to life in this graceful and witty book. It illuminates such greats as Loie Fuller, Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, and Twyla Tharp. Together, they made up the group of geniuses who created a new theatrical dance form that was serious, unique, and, most important, not classical ballet. By concentrating on those artists who fashioned a particular style of modern dance or epitomized a high point in dance development, this book creates a lively history of American dance itself.

About the Author

Joseph H. Mazo was a dance and theater critic who reviewed for Dance Magazine, The New York Times, Town & Country, and other magazines.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780871272119
ISBN-10: 0871272113
Publisher: Princeton Book Company
Publication Date: April 1st, 2000
Pages: 384
Language: English