LIGHTFOOT DANCING: AN Australian-Indian Affair by Mary Louise Lightfoot ISBN 9781310808586 RRP $10.99
Mary Louise Lightfoot, the author of the Dictionary of Sydney entry on dancer Louise Lightfoot http://dictionaryofsydney.org/entry/lightfoot_louise has published LIGHTFOOT DANCING: An Australian-Indian Affair, – part biography, part dance history, part inter-generational memoir – as an e-book available on Amazon, Smashwords, ITunes and most e-book publishers.
Review by Marian Quartly, Professor Emerita of History Monash University
“Louise Lightfoot is virtually unknown in her native Australia, but she played a vital role in bringing traditional Indian dance forms to the West and also in raising their cultural status in India. This biography by her niece, Mary Lightfoot, creates a rich tapestry of voices, images and text to capture the extraordinary career of this pioneering dance entrepreneur and cultural ambassador. Her story will be of interest to lovers of ballet and devotees of Indian dance – and to anyone fascinated by women who tear down boundaries and open international hearts and minds.”