And Then We Danced: A Voyage into the Groove

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Beware the book when the outside blurb compares the author to genuinely funny humorists who are also masterful writers. The personal voyage of this writer’s fascination with dance is not very interesting or coherent. Does one really click one’s heels when doing the “Bus Stop,” and why would anyone be interested in reading about teenagers attempts at it? This book is not about dance at all. It is about the author’s proximity to dance, his admiration for dance, and his forays into various styles. There is no in-depth knowledge of dance or dancers, just a casual acquaintance, it seems. I did not find the book funny, nor did I learn anything about dance or the author of these essays. There are many fine books about dance and the lives of dancers. The book is full of references such as, “I’ve been told…” or “I heard it said….” It doesn’t seem like any hard research went into making this a credible or readable book. It reads like fodder for a light journal.


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Author Henry Alford
Star Count 2/5
Format Hard
Page Count 226 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish Date 2018-Jun-12
ISBN 9781501122255
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Issue January 2019
Category Humor-Nonfiction
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