And Then We Danced

A Voyage into the Groove
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.33 hours)
Product Number: Z100136774
Released: Jun 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781508255734
Narrator/s: Henry Alford
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Description

Equal parts memoir and cultural history, from acclaimed comic stylist and professional hobbyist Henry Alford comes a hilarious journey through the world of dance that will inform, entertain and leave readers tapping their toes. 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, 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), this 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.

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Author(s): Henry Alford
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2018

All formats/editions

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
eBook
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Author(s): Henry Alford
Product Number EB00717458
Released: Jun 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501122279

Professional reviews

"The author gives a humorous and informative overview of dance, and the listener quickly falls into his narration. Henry Alford takes a memoirish approach to his topic, so listeners will glean a bit about all things dance--from quick bios on the likes of Twyla Tharp and Isadora Duncan to an understanding of new expressive movements in the art form. He takes a while to warm up, but then he finds his way. He is a good writer--his turns of phrase are excellent--and a funny one, and it's hard to imagine anyone else understanding the inflections, nuances, sarcasm, and drama he brings to this audiobook. With the memoir approach, he's also a subject, so listeners should expect to hear a little about growing up, boyfriends, and other personal topics. An enjoyable overview for both the dance aficionado and the uninitiated. M.B. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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