Alternate Title Book release: The Choreography of Everyday Life
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description A renowned choreographer explores the dance of everyday life and reveals that art-making is as natural as walking down the street In this sparkling, innovative, fully-illustrated work, world-renowned choreographer Annie-B Parson translates the components of dance - time, proximity, space, motion and tone - into text. As we follow Parson through her days - at home, reading, and on her walks down the street - and in and out of conversations on everything from Homer’s Odyssey to feminist art to social protest, she helps us see how everyday movement creates the wider world. Dance, it turns out, is everything and everywhere. With the insight and verve of a soloist, Parson shows us how art-making is a part of our everyday lives and our political life as we move, together and apart, through space. BIOS Annie-B Parson is a choreographer and co-founder of the OBIE and Bessie Award–winning Big Dance Theater. Ms. Parson has created choreography for opera, pop stars, marching bands, television, theater, ballet, symphonies, objects, museums, augmented reality, and a thousand amateur singers. Among others, she has choreographed for David Byrne, St. Vincent, David Bowie, Lorde, Laurie Anderson, Esperanza Spalding, and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Jordan Kisner is the author of the essay collection THIN PLACES, named one of NPR's best books of 2020. She is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic, and her work has appeared in n+1, The Paris Review, The Believer, The Guardian, The American Scholar, The Best American Essays 2016, and others. She is also the creator and host of Thresholds, a Lithub podcast. She teaches creative writing at Columbia University, and is the Spring 2023 Bedell Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Nonfiction Writing Program at University of Iowa. She lives in New York.