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The Dance Must Follow
Sixteen Cantos and an Epilogue
Phil Holland; Moses Pendleton, Photo.

West Mountain
2015 • 100 pp. 75 color photos. 10 x 8"
Poetry / Dance / Biography - Entertainment & Performing Arts

$20.00 Hardcover, 978-0-9908679-0-6

A highly entertaining verse portrait of dancer-choreographer Moses Pendleton, illustrated with his own photographs

The Dance Must Follow is a verse portrait of the artist as dancer, gardener, photographer, and dreamer. The artist in question is Moses Pendleton, internationally acclaimed founder of the groundbreaking dance troupes Pilobolus and Momix, and a two-time Olympic choreographer. The poems—the first of which was begun by Pendleton himself then completed by Holland—recount episodes from a thirty-year span of Pendleton’s unconventional and creative life in humorous and lyrical rhyming verse.

Anyone with an interest in dance, gardening, or creativity—along with all those with a taste for clever narrative poetry—will enjoy this book. Seventy-five full-color photographs, mostly by Pendleton, present a stunning complement to the poems. The result is a fascinating and entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the modus operandi of a highly original American artist.

Teacher and translator PHIL HOLLAND lives in Shaftsbury, Vermont. MOSES PENDLETON, one of America’s preeminent choreographers, directs Momix, an internationally celebrated troupe of “dancer-illusionists.” A native Vermonter, Pendleton is the recipient of many awards in the fields of dance and film. The two met as undergraduates at Dartmouth College.

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