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

Dancing with Merce Cunningham

“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 on YouTube

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)!

Beyond the Book: A Hidden Jewel from UPF’s Publishing Past

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