Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In memory of dance journalist Valerie Gladstone

Valerie Gladstone
Valerie Gladstone

I have received the following announcement from dance publicist Audrey Ross.
Dear Friend:
It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of Valerie Gladstone, writer, editor, curator, author and teacher, who died of cancer, October 21st in New York City.

Born in New York in 1939, Valerie grew up on Long Island and attended Connecticut College. She worked as an editor at Harper's Magazine, Channels Magazine, and Americana Magazine, and was published regularly in The New York Times, The Washington Post. LA Times, The Boston Globe, Travel and Leisure, Town and Country, and ArtNews, among others. A major writer on dance, she authored Balanchine's Mozartiana: The Making of a Ballet and A Young Dancer: The Life of an Ailey Student. She also worked on a documentary on The Juilliard School's  jazz workshop at the Vitoria Festival in Spain.
Also active as a curator, Valerie curated the programs Dance Under the Influence at the Museum of Art and Design, as well as a dance series at the West End Theater in New York City and Long Island's Emelin Theater.
 Valerie is survived by two children, Nicholas Brooks and Sara Rouviere; three brothers; five grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. She will be missed by her family, friends, and the dance world. A memorial is being planned and details will be announced soon.
Audrey Ross

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