Writing in the Dark, Dancing in the New Yorker
ISBN10: 0813029139 ISBN13: 9780813029139 Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida Published: Sep 26 2005 Pages: 768 Weight: 1.80lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
The best of America's best writer on dance
For twenty-five years, Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post the magazine created expressly for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays revealed the logic and history of ballet, modern dance, and their postmodern variants to a generation of theatergoers. This volume contains her most significant and provocative pieces--over a fourth of which never appeared in book form--covering classical ballets, the rise of George Balanchine, the careers of Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, and Merce Cunningham, and the controversies surrounding many of the twentieth century's great dance companies.