The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany: Rudolf Laban, Mary Wigman, Kurt Jooss

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This is the story of three passionate choreographers and their colleagues who created European modern dance in the 20th century despite the storms of war and oppression. It begins with Rudolph Laban, innovator and guiding force, and continues with the careers of his two most gifted and influential students, Mary Wigman and Kurt Jooss. Included are others who made significant contributions: Hanya Holm, Sigurd Leeder, Gret Palucca, Berthe Trumpy, Vera Skoronel, Yvonne Georgi and Harold Kreutzberg. The book weaves together the connections among these extraordinary artists, "The Makers of Modern Dance in Germany" contains interviews, personal recollections and translations from German publications.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company (September 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871272504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871272508
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces

Customer Reviews

This book is a true treasure. I am doing …

One person found this helpful.
 on March 9, 2017
By Dina McDermott
This book is a true treasure. I am doing research on this topic and this was a real gold mine of information. Anyone interested in modern dance history… check it out.

A very useful resource book

 on April 10, 2017
By Amazon Customer
The book comprises a series of concise portraits of dancers and choreographers with photos and descriptions of their contribution to the development of modern dance in Germany, and also descriptions of landmark events in its history. A very useful resource book.

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