Jewish Values: Dynamic Women Dancers

Publication Year: 
Number of Pages: 
129 p.
In this collective biography, each chapter covers one dancer and is eight to ten pages long. The dancers – several of whom are Jewish - range chronologically from Anna Pavlova, who danced with Nijinsky, up to Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, who created Urban Bush Women, a dance company that is still performing. They are from Canada, Cuba, India, Russia, Spain, and the United States, representing forms as diverse as Spanish flamenco and the classical Indian Bharatanatyam. Their biographies are not in depth, but each includes biographical information, the subject’s dance history, and an account of how each tries to change the world for the better through dance. Photographs illustrate each chapter, helping to round out the portraits created in the clear, succinct text. At the end the author has included several appendices. One is a two-page introduction to types of dance, one is a glossary of terms relating to dance, and one is a bibliography, called Sources and Resources, on each dancer included in the book.
Book ID: 
Sydney Taylor Winner: