Search - List of Books by Arlene Croce

Arlene Croce (born 1934) founded Ballet Review magazine in 1965. She was a dance critic for The New Yorker magazine from 1973 to 1998. Prior to her long career as a dance writer, she also wrote film criticism for Film Culture and other magazines. The keynote of her criticism can be grasped from her ability to evoke kinesthetic movement and expressive images in her writing. Although she considers ballet to epitomize the highest form of dance, she has also written extensively on the topic of popular and filmed dance, and is a recognized authority on the Astaire and Rogers musical films.

In 1994, she courted controversy with her stance on Bill T. Jones's Still/Here, a work about AIDS and HIV. In an article called "Discussing the Undiscussable," she dubbed the work "victim art" and refused to attend any performances, claiming that it was "unreviewable." The article was reprinted in her 2000 book, Writing in the Dark.

Her writings on dance are available in several books, and a sampling of her film criticism can be found in the anthology American Movie Critics: An Anthology From the Silents Until Now. A review of her The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book can be found in Pauline Kael's collection of movie reviews, Reeling.

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Total Books: 16
Writing in the Dark Dancing in the New Yorker An Arlene Croce Reader
Writing in the Dark Dancing in the New Yorker An Arlene Croce Reader
Writing in the Dark Dancing in The New Yorker  An Arlene Croce Reader
2000 - Writing in the Dark Dancing in the New Yorker an Arlene Croce Reader [Arlene Croce Reader Hardcover] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374104559
ISBN-10: 0374104557
Genres: Arts & Photography, History
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Sight Lines
1987 - Sight Lines (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394561646
ISBN-10: 0394561643
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment
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The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book
1987 - The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780525483717
ISBN-10: 0525483713
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Fred Astaire  Ginger Rogers Book
1978 - The Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers Book (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394724768
ISBN-10: 0394724763
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers book
1974 - The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780883650998
ISBN-10: 0883650991
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Afterimages
Afterimages (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394410937
ISBN-10: 0394410939
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Going to the dance
Going to the Dance (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780394524412
ISBN-10: 0394524411
Genres: Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book
The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780491001595
ISBN-10: 0491001592
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Afterimages
Afterimages (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780713618754
ISBN-10: 0713618752
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The Fred Astaire  Ginger Rogers book
The Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers Book (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780876900277
ISBN-10: 0876900279
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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book The
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book The (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781934849323
ISBN-10: 1934849324
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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