“In her insightful debut, former dancer Preger-Simon, a close friend and contemporary of the late choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919–2009), gives readers an unparalleled view of a modern dance genius. . . . A sweet treat for dance and theater aficionados, as well as anyone interested in the arts."—Publishers Weekly “Many dancers find that they understand better … Continue reading Dancing with Merce Cunningham
UPF is on YouTube! Here's our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/UnivPressofFlorida Visit now to watch videos from the La Florida Symposium, a Quincentennial event featuring distinguished speakers such as Dr. Michael Gannon, on Florida culture and history. You also won't want to miss the lovely video of author Carolyn Merritt's launch party for Tango Nuevo (hint: there's dancing)!
Manhattan’s East 7th Street at Avenue C has a new name: “O’Donnell Way.” This naming honors May O’Donnell (1906–2004), pioneer modern dancer, choreographer, and teacher. The honor was conferred by legislation signed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on June 14, 2007. A new signpost was installed in a ceremony in October 2008. O’Donnell lived on … Continue reading Beyond the Book: A Hidden Jewel from UPF’s Publishing Past