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Dancing with Cuba: A Memoir of the Revolution

Authors: Guillermoprieto, Alma
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: BIO026000, BIO022000, HIS024000
ISBN: 9780307425447, Related ISBNs: 0307425444, 0375420932, 0375725814, 9780307425447, 9780375420931
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 304,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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.
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