About the Book
Writing about dance can be difficult. Finding the words to accurately describe dancing can be like catching a butterfly or as the famous choreographer, Merce Cunningham once quipped, it’s like “nailing jello to a wall.” However difficult it is to write about dance, it is no less important. Writing becomes the memory bank for our dancing past, and an important way to think about and analyze the art form. The Connecticut Dances collection of dance writing has been created to help one experience many aspects of Connecticut’s dance history through personal stories, memories, reviews and essays, and will be a treasury of our history for generations to come. The Connecticut Dance Alliance is grateful to those who submitted writings for the compendium and looks forward to collecting additional dance articles, essays and personal recollections.