Dancing Toward the Light is Rachel Browne’s story, from her days as a ballerina with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet to her present status as a noted choreographer of spare, charged works of dance. In 1964 she founded Winnipeg’s Contemporary Dancers; when she was edged out of the company twenty years later, she emerged as a creator of poetic works, which address her feminist and socialist convictions. Teacher, mentor, creator, director, dancer, Rachel Browne is a remarkable force in Canadian dance.
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“Through her abiding devotion to her art, Rachel Browne has come to stand as a moral force in Canadian dance. Singular in her courage, her intrepid determination, her discipline, and in what at times has been sheer bloody-mindedness, throughout her dance career in Canada she has been a trailblazer.” –from the Foreword by Grant Strate
About the Author
Carol Anderson has pursued a diverse career as a dancer, choreographer, teacher, director, and dance writer. Her books include Rachel Browne: Dancing Toward the Light, Judy Jarvis Dance Artist: A Portrait, Chasing the Tale of Contemporary Dance, and This Passion: For the Love of Dance, an anthology of original Canadian dance writing that she compiled and edited. Anderson is a former artistic director of Toronto’s Dancemakers, of which she was a founding member. She was a dancer for twenty years and continues to teach and choreograph.