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  • 'But First a School': The First Fifty Years of the School of American Ballet

    By Jennifer Dunning

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780670804078
    • Publisher: Viking
    • Published: November 1985
    Traces the history of the ballet school founded by George Balanchine, explains how the school came about, and discusses its influence on modern ballet
  • Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance

    By Jennifer Dunning

    Our Price: $22.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306808258
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: March 1998
    Alvin Ailey (1931–1989) was a choreographic giant in the modern dance world and a champion of African-American talent and culture. His interracial Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater provided opportunities to black dancers and choreographers when no one else would. His acclaimed “Revelations” remains one of the most performed modern dance pieces in the twentieth century. But he led a tortured life, filled with insecurity and self-loathing. Raised in poverty in rural Texas by his single mother, he managed to find success early in his career, but by the 1970s his creativity had waned. He turned to drugs, alcohol, and gay bars and suffered a nervous breakdown in 1980. He was secretive about his private life, including his homosexuality, and, unbeknownst to most at the time, died from AIDS-related complications at age 58.Now, for the first time, the complete story of Ailey’s life and work is revealed in this biography. Based on his personal journals and hundreds of interviews with those who knew him, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Judith Jamison, Lena Horne, Katherine Dunham, Sidney Poitier, and Dustin Hoffman, Alvin Ailey is a moving story of a man who wove his life and culture into his dance. B&W photo inserts. Index. 496p. Pap.
  • Great Performances: A Celebration

    By Jennifer Dunning

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780912333557
    • Publisher: Bay Books
    • Published: December 1997
    Presents a collection of photographs taken during the taping of performances throughout the past twenty-five years

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