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 into her final dance performance at the age of seventy five and continued career as a choreographer until her death inGraham 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


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