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Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life
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A photo-biography of the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer who was born in Pittsburgh in 1895 and who became a leading figure in the world of modern dance.
Martha Graham, the American dancer, teacher, and choreographer, revolutionized the world of modern dance. She possessed a great gift for revealing emotion through dance, expressing beliefs and telling stories in an utterly new way. Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman documents Martha Graham's life from her birth in 1894 to her final dance performance at the age of seventy-five and continued career as a choreographer until her death in 1991. Graham's own recollections as well as those of her dancers, students, friends, and lovers reveal Graham's unwavering dedication, her extraordinary sense of artistry, and the fierce intensity that left an impression on all who saw her perform. Original research based on interviews and a remarkable collection of photographs not widely reproduced give this biography a rare and unparalleled depth. Includes notes,a bibliography, and an index.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-168) and index.
About the Author
Russell Freedman grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. The author of over thirty-five nonfiction books on subjects ranging from animal behavior to social history, Mr. Freedman received the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award in 1992. Lincoln: A Photobiography was awarded the 1988 Newbery Medal and Eleanor Roosevelt was a Newbery Honor Book in 1994. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels extensively to gather material for his books.
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