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The Resource Out loud : a memoir, Mark Morris and Wesley Stace

Out loud : a memoir, Mark Morris and Wesley Stace

Label
Out loud : a memoir
Title
Out loud
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mark Morris and Wesley Stace
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the most brilliant and audacious choreographer of our time, the exuberant tale of a young dancer's rise to the pinnacle of the performing arts world, and the triumphs and perils of creating work on his own terms--and staying true to himself. Before Mark Morris became "the most successful and influential choreographer alive" (The New York Times), he was a six year-old in Seattle cramming his feet into Tupperware glasses so that he could practice walking on pointe. Often the only boy in the dance studio, he was called a sissy, a term he wore like a badge of honor. He was unlike anyone else, deeply gifted and spirited. Moving to New York at nineteen, he arrived to one of the great booms of dance in America. Audiences in 1976 had the luxury of Merce Cunningham's finest experiments with time and space, of Twyla Tharp's virtuosity, and Lucinda Childs's genius. Morris was flat broke but found a group of likeminded artists that danced together, travelled together, slept together. No one wanted to break the spell or miss a thing, because "if you missed anything, you missed everything." This collective, led by Morris's fiercely original vision, became the famed Mark Morris Dance Group. Suddenly, Morris was making a fast ascent. Celebrated by The New Yorker's critic as one of the great young talents, an androgynous beauty in the vein of Michelangelo's David, he and his company had arrived. Collaborations with the likes of Mikhail Baryshnikov, Yo-Yo Ma, Lou Harrison, and Howard Hodgkin followed. And so did controversy: from the circus of his tenure at La Monnaie in Belgium to his work on the biggest flop in Broadway history. But through the Reagan-Bush era, the worst of the AIDS epidemic, through rehearsal squabbles and backstage intrigues, Morris emerged as one of the great visionaries of modern dance, a force of nature with a dedication to beauty and a love of the body, an artist as joyful as he is provocative. Out Loud is the bighearted and outspoken story of a man as formidable on the page as he is on the boards. With unusual candor and disarming wit, Morris's memoir captures the life of a performer who broke the mold, a brilliant maverick who found his home in the collective and liberating world of music and dance
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Mark
Dewey number
  • 792.802/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.M635
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stace, Wesley
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, Mark
  • Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Choreographers
  • Ballet dancers
  • Morris, Mark
  • Ballet dancers
  • Choreographers
  • United States
Label
Out loud : a memoir, Mark Morris and Wesley Stace
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Verla Flowers dance arts -- Jr. high -- Dad's charts -- Brummagem -- Gloria -- Mythologies -- L'aalegro -- Dido and Aeneas -- The hard nut -- Grand duo -- The capeman -- Home -- Pepperland -- Above and beyond
Control code
on1083689533
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735223073
Lccn
2019019283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1083689533
Label
Out loud : a memoir, Mark Morris and Wesley Stace
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Verla Flowers dance arts -- Jr. high -- Dad's charts -- Brummagem -- Gloria -- Mythologies -- L'aalegro -- Dido and Aeneas -- The hard nut -- Grand duo -- The capeman -- Home -- Pepperland -- Above and beyond
Control code
on1083689533
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780735223073
Lccn
2019019283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1083689533

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