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"I cannot dance opon my Toes," Emily Dickinson writes—"no man instructed me." Still, Dickinson makes the white page of the poem her performance space. In this video excerpted from Poetry in America, an ensemble of interpreters do not only discuss—they also act, play and dance—their interpretations of Dickinson's ravishing ballet-themed poem. Join actor, Cynthia Nixon, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, dancer and choreographer Jill Johnson, poet Marie Howe, and host Elisa New in an exploration of the challenges of art, and the price of audience, across time, space, and artistic medium. This resource is part of the Poetry in America Collection.
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