University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999 Paper: 978-0-8229-5699-0
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Taylor explores aspects of himself that have affected his work. He delves into the creation of Aureole and From Sea to Shining Sea, from their initial inception to the ways in which specific dancers influenced the choreography, including such notables as Pina Bausch, Laura Dean, David Parsons, Twyla Tharp, Dan Wagoner, Senta Driver—all of whom went on to form their own companies—and others—Bettie de Jong, Nicholas Gunn, and Carolyn Adams—who remained as much a part of the Taylor style as the choreography itself. Taylor writes with sincerity, wit, and charm of his associations with Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Jerome Robbins, Anthony Tudor, George Balanchine, and many others.
“An exceptionally virtuoso performance as a writer—controlled, textured, elegant, funny, and at all times fascinating. It’s one of the best dance books I’ve ever read.” --Washington Post Book World
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Lynchburg and Mexico
Syracuse and Bar Harbor
Black Mountain, Hell's Kitchen, and Broadway
Martha and the Orient
7 New Dances
Katy and the Gorilla
Letter to a Young Dancer
The Red Room
Thanks to Charlie
Paris and London
From Sea to Shining Sea
Paris, Copenhagen, and Liverpool
Photographic inserts follow pages 84 and 212
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