A Choreographic Mind was named one of the Best Books of 2012 by The New Yorker.  It is available for purchase online from Contact Quarterly.
"A gift in one art doesn’t necessarily transfer to another, and artists who can describe their private decisions and motivations and the meanings they are trying to get at are rare. Rethorst has a talent for self-examination and candor in the absence of romanticizing. Choreography to her is a monk’s work—patient, obscure, and elusive." –Alec Wilkinson, The New Yorker
"Rethorst's gestures hit their mark precisely, accumulate in space like 
falling snow. Her words articulate the seldom spoken real, quenching 
a thirst." –Simone Forti
"In her lucid writing, Susan Rethorst unfurls the skeins of wisdom accumulated from her decades of empirical research in choreographic form. She blends memoir with reverie to lay bare the relationship between cognition and artistic enactment. A Choreographic Mind: Autobodygraphical Writings is both a manual for artists on how to harness the imagination and a singular paean to dance as a vehicle of knowing." –Tere O'Connor
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