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Dancing with Merce Cunningham

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Dancing with Merce Cunningham is a buoyant, captivating memoir of a talented dancer's lifelong friendship with one of the choreographic geniuses of our time. Marianne Preger-Simon's story opens amid the explosion of artistic creativity that followed World War II. While immersed in the vibrant arts scene of postwar Paris during a college year abroad, Preger-Simon was so str ...more
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Published February 18th 2019 by University Press of Florida
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Patrick
Much warmth in this brief memoir -- Merce Cunningham was not just a teacher to Marianne but a dear friend. Frequent asides, photographs and postcards made me feel less like I was reading a book and more like Preger-Simon was telling me her story over lunch. Those seeking a more academic assessment of Merce's life and work may want to look elsewhere; this is a deeply personal recollection and, in my opinion, a delight to read.

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