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Barton Mumaw, Dancer
From Denishawn to Jacob’s Pillow and Beyond
Jane Sherman, Barton Mumaw

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Acknowledgements
• List of Illustrations
• Foreword to the 2000 Edition – David Gere
• Preface – Jane Sherman
• Introduction
• Barton Mumaw
• PART ONE – LIFE IN TIME
• “The Day’s At the Morn”
• The Way Is Clear
• I Search – I Am Found
• The Learning Begins
• The End of Denishawn
• A Phoenix Rises
• Jacob’s Pillow Is a Rock
• Tours, Trials, and Triumphs
• The World Threatens
• On My Own
• War and the Dancer
• The Bough Breaks
• New Worlds to Conquer
• Goodbye to All That
• PART TWO – LIFE IN DANCE
• DANCES DESCRIBED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF FIRST PERFORMANCE BY BARTON MUMAW
• Introductory Note – Barton Mumaw
• Idyll
• Gnossienne
• The French Sailor
• Fetish
• Cutting the Sugar Cane
• Dyak Spear Dance
• Kinetic Molpai
• Pierrot in the Dead City
• The Banner Bearer
• Bourrée
• The God of Lightning
• Funerailles
• Wild Horse
• I’ll Make Me a World
• Postscript
• Asides
• Denishawn Technique and Greater Denishawn
• Dances Performed by Barton Mumaw
• Index

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