The author is at his best when piecing together anecdotes about a particular dancer’s life experiences or performance/creation process. Countless examples of this are in his book, which is why the text is still worth reading and valuable to dance.
Wendy Ballard is adjunct faculty at Washington University, where she teaches tap dance. She holds a BFA in dance from Webster University, an MA in American Culture Studies (with a focus on American percussive dance) from Washington University, and is a licensed massage therapist.
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“The Common Reader,” Washington University in St. Louis’s Journal of the Essay, explores life and learning during the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.