Bird's Eye View: Dancing with Martha Graham and on Broadway

Bird's Eye View: Dancing with Martha Graham and on Broadway

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Overview

An autobiography of Martha Graham’s protoge who went on to work with every major Broadway choreographer of the 1930s and 40s. It provides invaluable insights into Graham’s teaching while telling anecdotes about working on the Great White Way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822957911
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 09/15/2002
Edition description: 1
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordix
Prefacexxiii
Acknowledgmentsxxvii
1.Background, Family, and a Pioneering Lifestyle1
2.Martha Graham at the Cornish School, Seattle, 193015
3.Martha Graham's Seven Against Thebes, 193039
4.The Neighborhood Playhouse, New York City, 193161
5.Performing with the Graham Group, 1931-193789
6.Dancing on Broadway, 1937-1945135
7.The Limon Trio, 1944-1946171
8.The School of American Ballet and the Broadway Scene, 1945-1948189
9.Marriage, Motherhood, and Teaching, 1947-1988227
Notes251
Index259

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Bird's Eye View: Dancing with Martha Graham and on Broadway 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lemkowitz More than 1 year ago
An intimate look at the giants of modern dance as well as the New York theatre scene in the halcyon days of the 30's, 40's, and 50's. Dorothy Bird Villard turns legendary figures into flesh and blood characters. Highly satisfying.