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Dance Is a Moment Barbara Pollack

Dance Is a Moment

Barbara Pollack

Published December 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780871272775
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112 pages
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Dance is a Moment captures Limns personality and achievements through a combination of narrative, direct quotations and stunning photography. The portrait is divided according to the spheres of his life: Part I, Life, is biographical and tracesMoreDance is a Moment captures Limns personality and achievements through a combination of narrative, direct quotations and stunning photography. The portrait is divided according to the spheres of his life: Part I, Life, is biographical and traces Limn from revolution-torn Mexico to New York. Part II, Work, focuses on Limns choreographic process, taking the reader from the germ of a dance idea through to the performance. Limns masterpiece There is a Time is used as the case-study.The book focuses on Limns relationships with his dancers, the composer Norman Dello Joio, his wife, costume designer Pauline Lawrence Limn and his mentor and artistic director, Doris Humphrey. Performance and behind-the-scenes photographs of the original cast illustrate the rehearsals and premiere.Intimate reminiscences of Limn recalled by Charles Woodford bracket Life and Work, fully fleshing out this revealing portrait. The photographs-many never before published-depict Limns personal life and professional career as a dancer.Jos Limn (1908-1972) was the foremost male modern dancer of his era (1940-1960s). He began dancing with the Humphrey-Weidman Company, then went on to lead his own company and to choreograph dances of brilliance and high drama. His company and school survive as testimony to Limns significant contributions to and influences within the modern dance community. Includes 52 illustrations.