Dancetales: Autobiography #72. Sally Hess.
Dancetales: Autobiography #72

Dancetales: Autobiography #72

Paris, France: Les Presses de la Plaque, 1988. First Edition. Loose Folded Sheets in Loose Wrappers. "Why dance? Why dance when I feel my physical abilities are so limited and the threat of failure is so constant? Often all I can remember is the possibility of getting high. In fact, the daily business of dancing IS getting high. It's called getting up, standing up, BEING on your legs!" (from Dancetales, unpaginated) A work by Sally Hess, the acclaimed NYC dancer-choreographer-poet. This is likely a program for a performance of this title by Hess involving monologue & dance (see "A New 'Dancetale' from Sally Hess," a review-article in the New York Times by Jack Anderson dated March 12, 1989). Chapbook format, loose folded sheets in loose folded wrappers with publisher & date, no other colophon or copyright information. Hess's monologue- prose poem is presented in English & translated into French by Jean Vache on opposite pages. There is also a reference to Victor Byrd as the director of the performance of which this appears to be the script-text. A very interesting literary-cultural rarity in very fine condition with only light rubbing & occasional spotting to front, back covers & spine; a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps at corners & edges of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #3995]

Price: $20.00

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