Martha Graham : when dance became modern : a life / Neil Baldwin.

"Time magazine called her 'the Dancer of the Century.' Her technique, used by dance companies throughout the world, became the first long-lasting alternative to the idiom of classical ballet. Her pioneering movementspowerful, dynamic, jagged, edgy, forthrightcombined with her distinct...

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Main Author: Baldwin, Neil, 1947- (Author)
Format: Book
Published:New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : The legacy begins
  • Pittsburgh
  • Santa Barbara
  • Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn--the Denishawn dancers
  • Horst
  • Schopenhauer and Nietzsche
  • Kandinsky and Isadora Duncan
  • The Eastman School
  • From Mariarden to John Martin
  • Neighborhood playhouse
  • Heretic
  • Dance Repertory Theatre and Lamentation
  • Introducing : Isamu Noguchi
  • League of composers and The rite of spring in America
  • Northwest to southwest
  • Know the land
  • Primitive mysteries
  • "We will never understand one another"
  • From Ceremonials to Radio City Music Hall
  • The American rhythm
  • Airborne
  • Erick Hawkins and Lincoln Kirstein
  • Interlude--Chronicle
  • American document
  • Every soul is a circus
  • Deaths and entrances--ten characters in search of a dance
  • Interlude--Appalachian spring
  • Dark meadow
  • Serpent heart
  • The "break-up"
  • Horst revisited
  • Eye of anguish
  • The choice
  • Coda