Annie Parson: The Choreography of Everyday Life
Verso, 2022, Hardcover, 122 pages, 22 × 15 cm
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.