A Cultural Memoir of Dance Dreams and Empowering Realities
About the Book
Part memoir, part dance history and ethnography, this critical study explores ballet’s power to inspire and to embody ideas about politics, race, women’s agency, and spiritual experience.
The author knows that dance relates to life in powerful individual and communal ways, reflecting culture and embodying new ideas. Although ballet can appear (and sometimes is) elite and exclusionary, it also has revolutionary potential.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: 34 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
Table of Contents
1. The Stories We Tell: Memoir Ethnography 11
2. Ballet as a Blueprint 36
3. How to Choose a Profession 75
4. Pilgrimage to Theatre Street and Home 107
5. Finding My Religion 144