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About Impulse Dance Annuals

The periodical Impulse established the first link between discourses in dance and the humanities while publishing a panorama of articles on dance, culture, life and art between 1949 and 1970. Edited by renowned choreographer and educator Marian Van Tuyl (1907-1987), Impulse is now widely considered the seminal collection and synthesis of scholarship, journalism, and documentation for dance in twentieth century American culture, and has become an object of study in its own right. While selected essays from early issues of Impulse were republished in a commonly available 1969 anthology,Anthology of Impulse: Annual of Contemporary Dance, 1951-1966, hardly any complete runs ofImpulse exist, and individual issues have become quite rare and are largely unavailable through the used-book market. The rarity of Impulse presented considerable barriers to dance scholarship and threatened to obscure the place of importance this publication holds in dance scholarship and appreciation. It is presented here as a service to the scholarly community

Acknowledgements:
Production: Phil D’Andrea, Senior Technical Support Specialist
Purchasing: Robert Bookbinder, Coordinator of Monographic Acquisitions
Loan of selected years: Dr. Joanna Harris and Dr. Luke C. Kahlich
Project Lead: Jonathan LeBreton, Associate University Librarian
We are also grateful for the support of Larry Alford, Dean of University Libraries. 2005-2011.
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