Spiritual memoir by Dunya Dianne McPherson
This rich account of life in the body takes dance beyond performance into the dynamic realm where the physical, emotional and spiritual powerfully intertwine. Dunya’s intense passion for dance took her from a small seaside New England town in 1972 to the Juilliard School in the heart of NYC’s vibrant, edgy art scene. When a serious injury derailed her burgeoning career ten years later, she sought ways to heal her body and revise her future. Retreat in a monastic mountaintop community directed by a charismatic Iraqi Sufi Master, proved to be a sojourn that ultimately led her to the development of Dancemeditation.
Advance Praise for Skin of Glass: “Dreamy, deeply searching, and so smart kinesthetically, this book beautifully punctuates poetic narrative with startling reality checks–school, food, father, shrink, guru, and other juicy reveals. As the memoir becomes more intensely ‘Sufi’, she journeys through organs, bones, muscles, delving into an ‘other’ realm of thinking. A wondrous and thought-provoking excursion.”
—Janet Mansfield Soares, Professor of Dance Emerita, Barnard College, Columbia University
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