Writing in the Dark, Dancing in The New Yorker by Arlene Croce
An Arlene Croce Reader

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The best of America's best writer on dance

"Theoretically, I am ready to go to anything-once. If it moves, I'm interested; if it moves to music, I'm in love."

From 1973 until 1996 Arlene Croce was The New Yorker's dance critic, a post created for her. Her entertaining, forthright, passionate reviews and essays have revealed the logic and history of ballet, modern dance, and their postmodern variants to a generation of theatergoers. This volume contains her most significant and provocative pieces-over a fourth have never appeared in book form-writings that reverberate with consequence and controversy for the state of the art today.

 

About Arlene Croce

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Arlene Croce was dance critic at The New Yorker for years. She is the author of several previous books, including Afterimages, The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book, Going to the Dance, and Sight Lines. She lives in New York City.
 
Published April 30, 2003 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 789 pages
Genres: History, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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