Shall We Dance
Photographs by Brian Lanker

  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Publication: 2008
  • Size: 13 x 11 inches
  • 101 color photographs
  • 180 pages
  • ISBN: 9780811862318
  • ISBN10: 811862313
  • Hardcover
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About the book

From the controlled beauty of classical ballet to the vivacity of salsa, dance can be found in nearly every culture on Earth. Shall We Dance is the result of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker’s year of travel across the United States, documenting the huge variety of styles (from tap to tango, salsa to swing) and dancers he encountered.

What began as a photo-essay for National Geographic soon expanded into a vast documentary project, which includes interviews with dancers from all corners of the globe.

Shall We Dance celebrates dance’s diversity of culture and capacity to express every emotion imaginable. Featuring a foreword by legendary writer, and former dancer, Maya Angelou, this volume is a treasure trove of dance from around the world.