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Agnes de Mille: Dancing Off the Earth by Beverly Gherman

Agnes de Mille: Dancing Off the Earth by Beverly Gherman

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Agnes de Mille: Dancing Off the Earth by Beverly Gherman is a 138-page softcover published by Collier Books of Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990.  This is the first Collier Books edition of 1994.  The cover has some mild wear and a crease.  There are two remainder marks in ink along the top page edges.  Inside, the pages are clean and unmarked and the binding is tight. 

Book Summary

At the age of fourteen, Agnes de Mille saw Anna Pavlova dance.  At that moment she knew she had found her "life's work."  Dancing became everything to her:  her life, her passion, her dream.  However, it was not for her own dancing that Agnes de Mille became best known.  Rather, it was for the revolutionary dances she created that she received the most recognition and respect.  From Rodeo and Fall River Legend to Oklahoma! and Carousel, her choreography captured the attention of the world and proved she was one of the most creative people in dance. 

This is Agnes de Mille's story.  From her privileged upbringing as the daughter of a playwright and the niece of filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, to her adult years, struggling on her own to become a dancer and choreographer, this remarkable woman's life has been traced by Beverly Gherman.  It is a portrait of a woman who faced every obstacle with extraordinary determination and stamina to become one of America's greatest choreographers. 

ISBN:  0-02-043240-2
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