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Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp : A History of Art in Nature (Paperback) (Dagny Mckinley)
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In 1914, Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield envisioned a secluded institution nestled in the mountains, where art and nature could intersect. By the 1920s, their remote Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp in Steamboat Springs was serving as a hub for top dancers such as José Limon and Harriette Ann Gray to hone their craft. In addition to training thousands of pointed toes and arched feet, the school showcased equestrian jumping and performed plays by masters, including Shakespeare, García Lorca and Tennessee Williams. The theater program eventually attracted budding actors like Julie Harris, Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Biel. Author Dagny McKinley presents the story of America’s longest continuously running performing arts camp.
Number of Pages: 173
Genre: History, Performing Arts
Series Title: Landmarks
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Dagny Mckinley
Street Date: July 10, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-8572
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