Nouvelle librairie de la danse

Chaque petit mouvement - à propos de François Delsarte

Foreword by Nancy Lee Ruyter
Translation and critical apparatus by Annie Suquet

With Every Little Movement, Ted Shawn pays tribute to the man he considered as his master and the father of American modern dance. François Delsarte, whose career as a singer was temporarily interrupted when he lost his voice, spent the rest of his life studying connections between gesture and emotion, between feeling and its physical expression. A whole segment of modern dance is based on his discoveries. His method, quite famous in his time, caused a sensation.

Both a practical handbook and a theoretical work intended for dance students Every Little Movement was very successful. Thanks to the critical apparatus of the first translation into French, readers will have a better understanding of the influence of the American ‘Delsartisme’ on the various body and somatic techniques.