Soaring: The Diary and Letters of a Denishawn Dancer in the Far East, 1925–1926

Title

Soaring: The Diary and Letters of a Denishawn Dancer in the Far East, 1925–1926

Authors

Jane Sherman

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Description

An account of the author’s travels during her 15 month tour of the Far East with Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and the Denishawn Dance Company along with Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, and Pauline Lawrence, among others. Contains letters and diary entries. In addition to providing a dance history narrative, this book accounts a vivid description of traveling in Japan, Burma, China, India, Ceylon, Java, Malaya, and the Philippines during the mid 1920s. Includes primary source letter, journals, and pictures to bring the history directly to the reader.

ISBN

978-0-8195-7796-2

Publication Date

1976

Publisher

Wesleyan University Press

City

Middletown

Keywords

Dance, modernism, postmodernism, Denishawn, Hanya Holm, Auguste Bounonville, Jane Sherman, appropriation, orientalism

Disciplines

Art Practice | Dance | Digital Humanities | Esthetics | Feminist Philosophy | Other Arts and Humanities | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Performance Studies | Theatre History

Comments

Soaring, by Jane Sherman, is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Publication of this title is funded by the Humanities Open Book program, a joint initiative of The National Endowment for the Humanities and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Soaring: The Diary and Letters of a Denishawn Dancer in the Far East, 1925–1926

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