From Chapter 6 - "Critics Say"


The best "notice" I ever got was from playwright, Wendy Wasserstein, in her book, Shiksa Goddess. After seeing I Thought You Were Dead at Dance Theater Workshop, she wrote:
"I loved the Dancers Over 40.  Especially a waltz danced by Stuart Hodes and Alice Teirstein.  Hodes was Martha Graham's partner in the 1950s. His face is amazing, and his dancing was elegant and joyous.  Nick and I want to cast him in our film."
    I hadn't met her, she's not a dance critic, can have no axe to grind, so I can happily believe what she wrote. How I wish she'd been able to make her film.

Left is the cover of Wasserstein's sweet and funny book.
My "notice" is on page 57

Link direct to Concord ePress, and Intro by Richard Move:

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            Chapter 4 - Martha                           Chapter 11 - A Dancing Fool
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