Changing the Face of British Dance

by Bannerman, Henrietta
Unfortunately sold out.
However, we are already in the process of restocking.
VAT included - FREE Shipping
Bannerman, Henrietta Changing the Face of British Dance
Bannerman, Henrietta - Changing the Face of British Dance

Do you like this product? Spread the word!


When Robin Howard saw the Martha Graham Dance Company at their first London

appearance in 1954 he was 'bowled over as he had been by no other theatrical

experience'. For him it was the beginning of a passion and a vision that did indeed

change the face of British dance, although it held enormous sacrifices for him along

the way.
In 1966 The London School of Contemporary Dance, as it was originally called,

started modestly, in a one-studio premises down a cul-de-sac in London's West End.

It was the first in Europe to be authorised to teach the Graham technique, opening

new horizons in British dance, and it was the star performer and teacher from Martha

Graham's school and company, Robert Cohan, who presided over the fledgling School.

This account is the first to trace the journey of Howard's pioneering enterprise which

has had such far-reaching effects. In 1969 London Contemporary Dance School

moved to its new and much-expanded home, The Place, in Euston, and 2019 marks

50 years since its arrival. Howard's vision has produced an abundance of dancers,

choreographers, and teachers. It continues to inspire new generations of dancers and

students in the ever-changing world of contemporary dance, and this account hears

from those who have inspired and been inspired during those 50 turbulent, precarious,

pioneering and adventurous years.


Bannerman, Henrietta
Banneramn, Richard

Further information

Number of Pages:
Media Type:

Master Data

Product Type:
Paperback book
Package Dimensions:
0.231 x 0.155 x 0.008 m; 0.28 kg
We use cookies on our website to make our services more efficient and more user-friendly. Therefore please select "Accept cookies"! Please read our Privacy Policy for further information.