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UI Press publishes new history of modern dance
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The personalities and cultural tides that make modern
dance one of the liveliest and most unpredictable of the arts come alive
in renowned dance critic Jack Anderson's comprehensive new history from
the University of Iowa Press.
In "Art without Boundaries: The World of Modern Dance," Anderson
follows the changes modern dance has undergone since its beginnings in
the late 19th century to thriving status around the world today.
Loie Fuller, Maud Allan, and Isadora Duncan are just a few of the pioneering
choreographers whose work and influence Anderson examines. He also examines
the reformist social and educational ideas, troubled political times, the
menace of fascism in Europe, and other cultural influences that have affected
dance this century.
"[I]n 'Art without Boundaries' Jack Anderson hails modern dance
in its full boldness and clarity," says Doris Hering, senior editor
of Dance Magazine. "With characteristic warmth, he also introduces
us to many fascinating new personalities."
Anderson, whose colorful writing on dance has appeared in The New York
Times, Dancing Times, Dancing Magazine and other publications, is a noted
dance critic. He is also an accomplished and widely published poet.
In conjunction with the publication of "Art without Boundaries,"
the UI Press also is reissuing in paperback the 1987 book, "Choreography
Observed," a collection of Anderson's reviews and journalistic pieces
"Art without Boundaries: The World of Modern Dance " is available
at bookstores nationwide for $34.95 clothbound. "Choreography Observed"
is available in paperback for $12.95. Both books can also be ordered from
UI Press by calling (319) 384-3808 (for calls within Johnson County) or
1-800-235-2665 (outside Johnson County).
Information is also available at the UI Press website: http://www.uiowa.edu/~uipress/