Long Island University-Brooklyn campus
Joseph W. Polisi
The Juilliard School
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This book looks at the life of Martha Hill, the prominent educator and founding director of three pivotal degree-granting college dance programs or departments and two summer festivals.
The first-hand narratives provide in-depth perspectives on Hill’s life and legacy. An interview with Dian Dong is included in the book.
“Not only is Martha’s life thoroughly explored in this work, but McPherson also provides an intriguing overview of dance in twentieth-century American higher education that describes the context within which Martha Hill worked.” – Joseph W. Polisi, DMA, President, The Juilliard School
“[The author] has been able to collect a large number of references from the archives, fresh recollections, letters, and interviews that help the reader feel the power of Hill’s leadership.”
– Myron Howard Nadel, Professor and Head, Dance Program, the University of Texas at El Paso
“[McPherson] succeeds in painting a portrait of a human being, and not a lifeless icon. We get to know Hill as a person with strengths and weaknesses, who never loses sight of her vision.”
– Susan R. Koff, Ed.D., Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
About the Author
Dr. McPherson received her Ph.D. from New York University. She is a faculty member of Long Island University-Brooklyn campus and The Ethical Culture Fieldston School.
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