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Published: 18 December 2019

552 Pages | 101 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199331062

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Ted Shawn

His Life, Writings, and Dances

Paul A. Scolieri

  • Based on extensive unpublished letters, interviews, diaries, photos, and motion pictures
  • Positions Shawn within U.S. gay cultural history and global modernism
  • Provides a social history of U.S. modern dance from a personal account of one of its leading pioneers
  • Tells the untold story of Shawn's relationships to leading modern scientists, artists, and writers such as Martha Graham, Havelock Ellis, Katherine S. Dreier, Lucien Price, and Alfred Kinsey
  • Offers the backstory to Denishawn, America's first modern dance company and school and Jacob's Pillow, the internationally renowned dance festival and school

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