DANCE NEWS ANNUAL: 1953 by

DANCE NEWS ANNUAL: 1953

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In a hopeful and well done experiment, the editors of Dance News magazine have compiled a book of original articles and photographs that stands a fine chance of becoming a yearly production if its merits as a broadening survey are recognized by the increased it hopes to reach. Published to increase the meagre supply of dance literature on the market today, the Annual can boast a splendid showing of writers and topics from all aspects of the art. There are criticisms, theoretical pieces, personality sketches, discussions of ballet and modern dance in both recent and past performances, notes on choreography, design and staging problems. Among the most outstanding articles are critic John Martin's round-up ""Dance in New York--Season of 1951-1952"", Ann Hutchinson's summary of the work being done in the little explored field of dance notation, a big question of the priority of form over content and vice-versa posed by A.V. Coton. Dance in the different world centers is reported by representatives from Chicago to Paris, and some more names on the list of contributors are Ken Johnstone, Leo Lerman, Lincoln Kirstein on choreography, and Walter Terry with an article on Martha Graham and Doris Humphrey.

Publisher: Knopf