And Then We Danced

A Voyage into the Groove
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Author(s): Henry Alford
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2018
Product Number: EB00717458
Released: Jun 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781501122279
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Description

"Captivatingequal parts memoir and cultural history, Henry Alford seamlessly interweaves heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes about his deep dive into all things dance" (Misty Copeland, The New York Times Book Review). When Henry Alford wrote about his experience with a Zumba class for The New York Times, little did he realize that it was the start of something much bigger. Dance would grow and take on many roles for Henry: exercise, stress reliever, confidence builder, an excuse to travel, a source of ongoing wonder, and—when he dances with Alzheimer's patients—even a kind of community service. Tackling a wide range of forms (including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, tap, contact improvisation, Zumba, swing), Alford's grand tour takes us through the works and careers of luminaries ranging from Bob Fosse to George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp to Arthur Murray. Rich in insight and humor, Alford mines both personal experience and fascinating cultural history to offer a witty and ultimately moving portrait of how dance can express all things human. And Then We Danced "is in one sense a celebration of hoofer in all its wonder and variety, from abandon to refinement. But it is also history, investigation, memoir, and even, in its smart, sly way, self-helpvery funny, but more, it is joyful—a dance all its own" (Vanity Fair).

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CD
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Author(s): Henry Alford
Narrator(s): Henry Alford
Product Number DD39817
Released: Jun 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508263845
eAudio
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Author(s): Henry Alford
Narrator(s): Henry Alford
Product Number Z100136774
Released: Jun 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508255734