The Dance Must Follow is a verse portrait of the artist as dancer, gardener, photographer, and dreamer. The artist in question is Moses Pendleton, internationally acclaimed founder of the groundbreaking dance troupes Pilobolus and Momix, and a two-time Olympic choreographer. The poems - the first of which was begun by Pendleton himself then completed by Holland - recount episodes from a thirty-year span of Pendleton's unconventional and creative life in humorous and lyrical rhyming verse. Anyone with an interest in dance, gardening, or creativity - along with all those with a taste for clever narrative poetry - will enjoy this book. Seventy-five full-color photographs, mostly by Pendleton, present a stunning complement to the poems. The result is a fascinating and entertaining behind-the-scenes look at the modus operandi of a highly original American artist.
Teacher and translator PHIL HOLLAND lives in Shaftsbury, Vermont. MOSES PENDLETON, one of America's preeminent choreographers, directs Momix, an internationally celebrated troupe of "dancer-illusionists." A native Vermonter, Pendleton is the recipient of many awards in the fields of dance and film. The two met as undergraduates at Dartmouth College.