Time and the Dancing Image
As a study of theatrical dance which places developments in dance within the larger artistic and historical environment, Deborah Jowitt's generously illustrated book makes a valuable contribution to modern cultural history.
Paperback, 184 pages
Published June 15th 1989 by University of California Press
(first published July 1988)
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Although I'm a dance critic, I often find dance history tedious--all those names and descriptions! But Jowitt puts the dance into context with artistic and intellectual movements and finds some really fascinating connections along the way. I feel so much more educated now that I've read this. . .