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';Captivatingequal parts memoir and cultural history, Henry Alford seamlessly interweaves heartwarming and hilarious anecdotes about his deep dive into all things dance' (Misty Copeland, The New York Times Book Review). When Henry Alford wrote about his experience with a Zumba class for The New York Times, little did he realize that it was the start of something much bigger. Dance would grow and take on many roles for Henry: exercise, stress reliever, confidence builder, an excuse to travel, a source of ongoing wonder, andwhen he dances with Alzheimer's patientseven a kind of community service. Tackling a wide range of forms (including ballet, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, tap, contact improvisation, Zumba, swing), Alford's grand tour takes us through the works and careers of luminaries ranging from Bob Fosse to George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp to Arthur Murray. Rich in insight and humor, Alford mines both personal experience and fascinating cultural history to offer a witty and ultimately moving portrait of how dance can express all things human. And Then We Danced ';is in one sense a celebration of hoofer in all its wonder and variety, from abandon to refinement. But it is also history, investigation, memoir, and even, in its smart, sly way, self-helpvery funny, but more, it is joyfula dance all its own' (Vanity Fair).
A laugh-out-loud guide to modern manners by acclaimed humorist, author, and Vanity Fair columnist Henry Alford.
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Alford was born in London in 1810. Something of a prodigy he had published several Latin odes and a history of the Jews by the time he was 10. Graduating from Cambridge his life was to follow in the family footsteps of being a clergyman and he held the post of Vicar at Wymeswold in Leicestershire, for the next 18 years. Shortly after this he became the Dean of Canterbury. Much of his career highlights are based on his theology and such works as his startling 4 volume edition of the New Testament in Greek. But in this volume we concentrate on his poems. A fine example of a Victorian poet who wrote several volumes of his own verse, his work is undeniably religious in tone but it has that quality of wonderment of expressing something beyond and apart from themselves. Many of these titles are on our audiobook version which can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores.
Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at each calendar month through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a guide to the days within each. This volume of Poetry is all about January - the first month of the year in our Gregorian calendar ushers in the New Year and promises new beginnings. The cold and bleak landscape of this winter month provides a rich background for our esteemed poets including Lord Byron, Henry Alford, Thomas Hardy, Daniel Sheehan, Emily Dickinson and Christina Georgina Rossetti. They amongst many others offer us their reflections and counterpoints. Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry read for you by, amongst others, Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe. The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Many samples are at our youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/PortablePoetry?feature=mhee