Joan Acocella

(b. 1945)

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(b San Francisco, 13 Apr. 1945)

US dance writer. She studied at Smith College and at the Universities of Padua, California (Berkeley), and Rutgers, becoming critic for Dance Magazine in 1982 and for the New Yorker in 1998. She has also written for other publications including Wall Street Journal; is author of Mark Morris (New York, 1993) and Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints (2007) and editor of André Levinson on Dance (with Garafola, 1991) and The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky (1999). She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993.

Subjects: Dance.

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