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Shall We Dance

Shall We Dance

Photographs by Brian Lanker,Foreword by Maya Angelou


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From the controlled beauty of classical ballet to the vivacity of salsa, dance can be found in nearly every culture on Earth. Shall We Dance is the result of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker's year of travel across the United States, documenting the huge variety of styles (from tap to tango, salsa to swing) and dancers he encountered. What began as a photo-essay for National Geographic soon expanded into a vast documentary project, which includes interviews with dancers from all corners of the globe. Shall We Dance celebrates dance's diversity of culture and capacity to express every emotion imaginable. Featuring a foreword by legendary writer, and former dancer, Maya Angelou, this volume is a treasure trove of dance from around the world.

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Size: 13 x 11 in;
Pages: 180 pp;
101 color photographs
Format: Hardcover
Publication: July 2008
ISBN: 9780811862318
ISBN10: 811862313
Brian Lankers previous book, I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America, has sold nearly half a million copies. He lives in Oregon.

Renowned poet and author Maya Angelou's writing has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.