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Title:
Legends of American dance and choreography
Author:
Ford, Carin T.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Profiles ten influential and dedicated dancers and choreographers who worked in America, including Martha Graham, Fred Astaire, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.7 3.0 49983.
ISBN:
9780766013780
Format :
Book

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No one is born a dancer, said Mikhail Baryshnikov. "You have to want it more than anything else." The ten dancers and choreographers in this collection all made unparalleled contributions to the world of dance, and their stories present an overview of dance in America. Author Carin Ford's lively text and delightful anecdotes introduce readers to ten greats in American dance, from ballet to modern dance to Broadway and more. Martha Graham, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Katherine Dunham, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, and Mikhail Baryshnikov are featured.


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Gr 6-10-Brief, fact-filled biographies of Martha Graham, Fred Astaire, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Katherine Dunham, Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. These individuals present a rich portrait of the vitality and the diversity of dance in America throughout the 20th century. The concise, engaging text captures their early years, key moments that led them to dance, as well as their disappointments and triumphs. There are two clear, well-chosen black-and-white photographs of each artist. This collective biography may whet the appetite of young readers and encourage them to seek longer accounts of these luminaries of the dance world.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.