The Emma Press Anthology of Dance

The Emma Press Anthology of Dance

Poems about Dancing

Rachel Piercey, Emma Wright, Emma Wright


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The Emma Press Anthology of Dance is a celebration of dance and the role it plays in people's lives. This lively collection considers the formal occasions where dancing is expected – weddings, school discos and office parties – as well as the impromptu moments where dancing is drawn from us on a more primal level. Flirting in the kitchen that becomes a shuffle choreographed by intimacy; a weary couple who find solace in a drunken half-stumble half-jig. What makes us start dancing? Why do we ever stop? This anthology examines the defiance and drama of dancing both on stage and off, capturing the passion and exhilaration of rhythmic motion to music.