Destined To Dance: A Novel About Martha Graham

Destined To Dance: A Novel About Martha Graham

Destined to Dance: A Novel about Martha Graham

DESTINED TO DANCE They called her a genius. They called her a goddess. They called her a monster. Which title best fits Martha Graham, iconic Mother of Modern Dance? Find out - in the first historical novel about this great American diva. DESTINED TO DANCE is a creative portrait of the legendary dancer and choreographer. Written by award-winning author Marcy Heidish, Martha Graham's story holds the spotlight - and the reader. Skillfully weaving fact and fiction, Heidish (A Woman Called Moses, etc.) offers another remarkable account of an American heroine: her successes, her sorrows, and her struggles. Here is a masterful portrait of Graham, onstage, back-stage, offstage. With literary grace and lively prose, the woman behind the icon is revealed. We see Graham's break-through brilliance, often compared to Picasso's or Sravinsky. We also witness Graham's triumph over alcoholism, despair, and a failed marriage. Set against the intriguing world of dance, Martha Graham's story offers us a close-up on a complex and compelling overcomer. Martha Graham (1894-1991) invented a new "language of movement," still taught around the world and exemplified in such classic works as Appalachian Spring, among 180 others. The Martha Graham...

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