Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life (2020)

Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life Russell Freedman Martha Graham A Dancer s Life Martha Graham the American dancer teacher and choreographer revolutionized the world of modern dance She possessed a great gift for revealing emotion through dance expressing beliefs and telling
  • Title: Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life
  • Author: Russell Freedman
  • ISBN: 9780395746554
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Hardcover
Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life Russell Freedman Martha Graham, the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer, revolutionized the world of modern dance She possessed a great gift for revealing emotion through dance, expressing beliefs and telling stories in an utterly new way Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman documents Martha Graham s life from her birth in 1894 to her final dance performance at the age of seventy fiMartha Graham, the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer, revolutionized the world of modern dance She possessed a great gift for revealing emotion through dance, expressing beliefs and telling stories in an utterly new way Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman documents Martha Graham s life from her birth in 1894 to her final dance performance at the age of seventy five and continued career as a choreographer until her death in 1991 Graham s own recollections as well as those of her dancers, students, friends, and lovers reveal Graham s unwavering dedication, her extraordinary sense of artistry, and the fierce intensity that left an impression on all who saw her perform Original research based on interviews and a remarkable collection of photographs not widely reproduced give this biography a rare and unparalleled depth Includes notes,a bibliography, and an index.
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  1. Carmine

    Awesome book about a 20th century icon I was devastated when this came up last week on a dusty list at work, meaning no one had checked it out in so long that it is in consideration for being weeded from the collection That thought was so unbearable I talked the next patron in the door into taking it home so that the book would gain amnesty Luckily, the next patrons through the door were a certain trio of sisters who are inquisitive types and avid readers the sort to give a chance to some crazy [...]

  2. The Badger

    I spent my undergrad years studying modern dance primarily Graham and Duncan I learned the necessity of breath, and that movement must be driven by emotion Most importantly, I learned that there is no expiration date for modern dancers, and so I continued to dance and challenge myself I returned to ballet after a 15 year hiatus , started jazz, belly dance, west African, hip hop, and eventually opened my own Classical Pilates studio The one thing I excelled at in Pilates was my breathing and I ma [...]

  3. Lisa Van Oosterum

    Informative good read about the amazing life of Martha Graham This book discusses her whole life and provides enough detail to understand It was in the juvenile section of the library, which tells me that it isn t about the writing, but about the facts And that was enough for me.

  4. Mary

    another great one by freedman, fantastic pics, especially if you like dance A great book even if you don t

  5. Rebecca

    Written by one of my favorite children s lit bio authors, this explores the life of the great dancer Martha Graham I kept thinking of my sister Jenny throughout the book.

  6. Kristine

    I knew absolutely nothing about Martha Graham before reading this and came away feeling like I had met her

  7. Catherine

    Very nicely written A lot of information was given, I had to do a biography and this was a great book to choose

  8. Sue Kozlowski

    Non fiction This book was my first introduction to Martha Graham She was born in Pittsburgh in 1894 and died in 1991 Awesome dancer who invented American modern dance.

  9. Jethro

    Very fast read It is a good book which makes me wish I was involved in the dance world Graham was amazing and danced as long as she could, and choreographed until she died.

  10. Caitlin

    A great look into an amazing revolutionary She s my inspiration for choreography and art and this book is beautiful and well written If you are not familiar with dance start with Graham.

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