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Ruth St. Denis: A Biography of the Divine Dancer
The turbulent career of Ruth St. Denis embraced the whole creative flux of artistic and spiritual movements in the early 20th century. Drawing on St. Denis's own diaries and letters, as well as on interviews with students and colleagues, Shelton illuminates both the tumultuos life of one of dance's most charismatic first ladies and the origins of modern dance itself.
Paperback, 404 pages
Published January 1st 1990 by University of Texas Press
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It was interesting to find out about the life of the woman behind the exotic photos. Because of its specifics about dance company members and choreographic details, I think this book would probably only be of interest to those who were already interested in Ruth St. Denis. There are some great photos throughout the book.