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Jerome Robbins, by Himself by Jerome Robbins

Jerome Robbins, by Himself

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Jerome Robbins, by Himself by Jerome Robbins
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Oct 01, 2019 | ISBN 9780451494665
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“These diaries and letters by a choreographer who wasn’t thought to be a writer, are as thrilling as they are revelatory, and Vaill has done a magnificent job of assembling and giving order to this treasure trove. Through the eyes of the man who was instrumental in its evolution, we get a close-up of the great postwar changes in dance–the Americanization of ballet, the golden era of the musical comedy. Along with candid notes to and about lovers both male and female, there are work-related letters to his colleagues and heartrending ones to his muse Tanaquil Le Clercq. Most entrancing of all are Robbins’s descriptions of specific dances (like Fancy Free and Anna and the King) as they take shape in his imagination, step by step, gesture by gesture.”

–Molly Haskell

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