Dance and its Creators
Choreographers At Work
Kathrine Sorley Walker /1972
The John Day Co. / 0381981940
You realize the book isn't quite what you'd expected when you look at
the Table of Contents and, instead of a neat list of choreographers,
you see: "Part I - Choreography in Creation", followed by
"A Ballet Is Proposed," "The Beginning," "Choreographer and Company," etc.
This is actually more of a detailed explaination on how a ballet is born,
nurtured, matured, and finally presented. Of course there are many famous
names (Njinsky, Agnes deMille) and examples (Rite of Spring," "Rodeo")
but the concentration of the book is on the art and agony of choreography itself.