Digging Deeper with Denver Public Library

The Denver Public Library recommends these library resources to enhance your experience March 27 with Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Passionate expression. Thrilling athleticism. The Paul Taylor Dance Company has been transforming the landscape of modern dance since 1954. “One of the most exciting, innovative and delightful dance companies in the world.” – The New York Times


I Am Dance: Words and Images of the Black Dancer by Hal Banfield

Through striking pictures and personal stories, various Black dancers share the appreciation, love, and challenges of how they practice their craft in the concert and commercial worlds.


Force of Nature: Natalia, dir. Gerry Fox (2020) 

With unique access to Natalia Osipova’s personal archive, this film follows her preparations for a fifth season as a principal of the Royal Ballet as she continues to champion contemporary dance with some of the world’s greatest choreographers.


Martha Graham: When Dance Became Modern by Neil Baldwin

Listen to Martha Graham’s story, the famed dancer and choreographer that reshaped modern dance. Called the “dancer of the century” by Time magazine, her pioneering technique was an alternative to classical ballet. This richly detailed biography describes her trailblazing life in detail, including her notorious tantrums, and how she inspired the next generation of dancers.


Call Us What We Carry: Poems by Amanda Gorman 

Dance has always been considered poetry in motion. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. With her soothing voice, a reader can get swept up in the picture she creates with her words alone.

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