Converging Movements: Modern Dance and Jewish Culture at the 92nd Street Y
288 p. : ill. (b&w) ; 16 x 24 cm.
"A groundbreaking study of the 92nd Street Y and its major influence on twentieth-century American culture.
The Y located at 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City is the largest and oldest continuously operating YM-YWHA in the U.S. Many of the most important figures in modern dance premiered on its stage, but until now no one has thought to ask why this should have been so. As Naomi Jackson shows in Converging Movements, the Y's particular conception of Jewishness laid the groundwork for the establishment of a center for dance in the 1930s." -- from the back of the book
Notably: numerous references to Ted Shawn's appearances at the 92nd Street Y