Q&A with Stuart Hodes, author of Onstage with Martha Graham

In Onstage with Martha Graham, Stuart Hodes—a dancer, choreographer, and instructor—describes his experiences dancing with the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1946 to 1958. His memoir is a rare firsthand view of the dance world in the 1940s and through the end of the twentieth century.   We asked Stuart Hodes a few questions about his new … Continue reading Q&A with Stuart Hodes, author of Onstage with Martha Graham

Onstage with Martha Graham

From bomber pilot to lifelong dancer “Hodes’s voice rings clear and impeccably his own. I relish his up-close stories about Martha Graham, a creator he admired and served, and his artist’s reflections, expressed with insight and a force undiminished throughout a long and vibrant life in dance.”—Sally Hess, former codirector, Swarthmore College Dance Program “Hodes … Continue reading Onstage with Martha Graham

Finding Balanchine’s Lost Ballets

“A complete and lively account of what it is to envision and stage an important lost ballet. Based on assiduous research, professional dance acumen, and creative imagination, it reads like an adventure story.”—Millicent Hodson and Kenneth Archer, dance reconstructionists, Ballets Old & New“A fascinating blueprint for how a ‘lost’ ballet can be brought back to … Continue reading Finding Balanchine’s Lost Ballets

The Inspiration behind A Revolution in Movement

By K. Mitchell Snow, author of A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico Visiting the National Gallery of Art’s exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, I was drawn to Auguste Rodin’s roughly modeled form of Nijinsky in L’Après-midi d’un Faune, shot through with a barely restrained animal vitality. But it was … Continue reading The Inspiration behind A Revolution in Movement

Welcome to Our 2020 DSA Virtual Booth

Instead of an in person conference, the Dance Studies Association is offering virtual programs and gatherings throughout the fall of 2020. Our virtual booth is open through December 16 and offers great deals on our dance studies titles. Use code DSA20 for discount prices and free shipping. Click Here to View All Titles in Our Virtual Booth Read on … Continue reading Welcome to Our 2020 DSA Virtual Booth

A Revolution in Movement

“Thorough and informative, this impressive study offers original research and new insights into how the many pieces of a much larger story of the culture and arts of postrevolutionary Mexico all fit together.”—Tatiana Flores, author of Mexico’s Revolutionary Avant-Gardes: From Estridentismo to ¡30-30!   A Revolution in Movement: Dancers, Painters, and the Image of Modern Mexico … Continue reading A Revolution in Movement

New Editions in Dance

Praise for the previous edition: Choice Outstanding Academic Title “Reading such intelligent, formidable prose about Ms. Tharp is a joy.”—New York Times “Not only does Siegel furnish us with highly detailed descriptions of various Tharp works and vivid accounts of particular performances, she also tries to give us a real sense of the creative process … Continue reading New Editions in Dance

La Meri and Her Life in Dance

“As a revolutionary performing artist whose interests and achievements were truly groundbreaking, La Meri built a life and career deeply deserving of our attention. Ruyter brings a specialist’s knowledge and sensitivity to a subject that demands closer study.”—Norton Owen, director of preservation, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival “A detailed chronicle of the touring, performing, choreographing, teaching, … Continue reading La Meri and Her Life in Dance

In Celebration of Merce Cunningham’s 100th Birthday

In celebration of Merce Cunningham's 100th Birthday, we're pleased to share this excerpt from Marianne Preger-Simon's Dancing with Merce Cunningham, her memoir of one of the most influential companies in modern American dance and the brilliance of its visionary leader.    ~ ONE STEP LEADS TO ANOTHER In late spring of 1949, I learned that Merce Cunningham was giving … Continue reading In Celebration of Merce Cunningham’s 100th Birthday