The German Choreographer Who Danced Too Close to the Nazis

Mary Wigman was one of the biggest influences on modern dance, but fell into disrepute after being accused of collaborating with the Nazi Party. A new biography seeks to redress the balance.

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“Mary Wigman believed that everyone was a dancer and that dance emanates from the self – unlike classical ballet, which she rejected as outdated, hierarchical and subject to external laws of harmony and...