Barton Mumaw, Dancer

In this "as told to" autobiographical account of Barton Mumaw's experiences as a member of the Men Dancers, readers peer into the mind of a great artist and pioneering spirit. Capturing the dramatic stories of Ted Shawn's efforts to establish respectability for male dancers, Mumaw's personal accounts of cross-country tours, founding an international dance festival, and his intimate relationship with Shawn offer precious insight and inspiration. Dance students and enthusiasts will relish this peek behind the curtain at the early days of Jacob's Pillow from a true insider's perspective.

Paperback edition with Foreword by David Gere / 2000