Dancing with Cuba PDF ePub eBook

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Dancing with Cuba free pdf In 1970 a young dancer named Alma Guillermoprieto left New York to take a job teaching at Cuba's National School of Dance. For six months, she worked in mirrorless studios (it was considered more revolutionary)- her poorly trained but ardent students worked without them but dreamt of greatness. Yet in the midst of chronic shortages and revolutionary upheaval, Guillermoprieto found in Cuba a people whose sense of purpose touched her forever.
In this electrifying memoir, Guillermoprieto- now an award-winning journalist and arguably one of our finest writers on Latin America- resurrects a time when dancers and revolutionaries seemed to occupy the same historical stage and even a floor exercise could be a profoundly political act. Exuberant and elegiac, tender and unsparing, Dancing with Cuba is a triumph of memory and feeling.

About Alma Guillermoprieto

Alma Guillermoprieto writes frequently for "The New Yorker" (where the first chapter of this book appeared in 2002) and "The New York Review of Books." She is the author of Looking for History, The Heart That Bleeds, and Samba, and she was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1995. Raised in Mexico and the United States, she now makes her home in Mexico City.

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Author : Alma Guillermoprieto
Publisher : Vintage Books USA
Data Published : 01 February 2005
ISBN : 0375725814
EAN : 9780375725814
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 290 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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