Book by Wigman, Mary
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MARY WIGMAN was born in 1886 and grew up in Hanover, Germany. A founder of modern dance in Europe, she studied with Emile Jacques-Dalcroze and, later with Rudolf von Laban. She is the author of two books published by Wesleyan University Press: The Language of Dance, translated by Walter Sorell (1966), and The Mary Wigman Book: Her Writings (1975). She died in 1973.Review:
“This fascinating document is the autobiography of a creative imagination rather than an individual. In dealing with her past, Wigman has chosen to eschew all dates, names, and places, and instead of personal anecdotes she describes the state of mind that accompanied the birth of certain specific dances...Those who have seen Wigman dance will find reminders of her performances in the lovely photographic illustrations. All who read the book will find in it some rare revelations of the artistic process.” —Joan Cass, Boston Herald
“It is a book to be warmly recommended to anyone interested in dance; a book that demands comparison with Doris Humphrey’s magnificent Art of Making Dances, as a personal document concerned with the raw material of dance.” —Clive Barnes, The New York Times
“Miss Wigman writes with a passion and a richness of imagery which Walter Sorell’s translation captures very well...The book is of the utmost importance to anyone concerned with dance history, and it also affords extraordinary insight into the operations of a remarkable creative mind.” —Jack Anderson, Dance Magazine
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Book Description Wesleyan, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0819560375
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