Sally Banes has been a preeminent critic and scholar of American contemporary dance, andBefore, Between, Beyondspans more than thirty years of her prolific work. Beginning with her first published review and including previously unpublished papers, this collection presents some of her finest works on dance and other artistic forms. It concludes with her most recent research on Geroge Balanchine's dancing elephants. In each piece, Banes's detailed eye and sensual prose strike a rare balance between description, context, and opinion, delineating the American artistic scene with remarkable grace. With contextualizing essays by dance scholars Andrea Harris, Joan Acocella, and Lynn Garafola, this is a compelling, insightful indispensable summation of Banes's critical career.Banes, Sally is the author of 'Before, Between, and Beyond Three Decades of Dance Writing', published 2007 under ISBN 9780299221546 and ISBN 0299221547.