I’m Lori Henry, a Vancouver-based dancer and author. My latest book is Dancing Through History: In Search of the Stories that Define Canada.
“Dancing Through History is a strong pick for travel and culture collections, highly recommended.” – The Midwest Book Review
“Beautiful research.” – Shelagh Rogers, CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter
“Although obviously a massive fan of this particular art form, Henry is using this as a medium to explore Canada’s history. In doing so, she barely puts a foot wrong. Forget about dancing in the dark, the author’s bright prose ushers in the light.” – Matthew Hirtes, author of Going Local in Gran Canaria: How to Turn a Holiday Destination into a Home
“As its title indicates, Dancing Through History looks at how past events have shaped the traditional dances of the country’s immigrant and aboriginal groups. In fact, the book reads less like a travelogue than a study of how Canada’s diverse communities—in particular First Nations groups—have struggled to retain their cultures in the face of political challenges.” – Carolyn Ali, Travel Editor at The Georgia Straight
“If you’re a dance lover, Dancing Through History is definitely worth taking a look at. It will teach you more about something you love, but it will also remind you that dance is universal. It crosses boundaries, cultures and ages, and has a way of binding people together in a way that almost nothing else can.” – INDUSTRY Dance Magazine
“Anyone interested in dance will love this book.” – Robin Esrock, Travel Writer and TV Host (Word Travels on National Geographic Channel, Travel Channel, OLN/City TV)