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Author Eichenbaum, Rose

Title The dancer within : intimate conversations with great dancers / photographs and text by Rose Eichenbaum ; edited by Aron Hirt-Manheimer
Published Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2008]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents Yuriko (Anemiya Kikuchi) -- Barrie Chase -- Ethan Stiefel -- Leslie Caron -- Fernando Bujones -- Leonard Crofoot -- Cynthia Gregory -- Jacques d'Amboise -- Dudley Williams -- Mary Hinkson -- Bill Evans -- Brenda Bufalino -- Chet Walker -- Donna McKechnie -- Mitzi Gaynor -- Joe Tremaine -- Chita Rivera -- Russ Tamblyn -- Rita Moreno -- Natalia Makarova -- Shirley MacLaine -- Mikhail Baryshnikov -- Liza Minnelli -- Joel Grey -- Ben Vereen -- Lori Belilove -- Rasta Thomas -- Marine Jahan -- Robert La Fosse -- Gemze de Lappe -- James Mitchell -- Paula Kelly -- Martine van Hamel -- Desmond Richardson -- Jean Butler -- Peter Boal -- Marge Champion -- Eiko and Koma -- Julio Bocca -- Mr. Wiggles (Steffan Clemente)
Summary "The Dancer Within is a collection of photographic portraits and short essays based on confessional interviews with forty dancers and entertainers, many of them world famous. Well-known on the concert stage, Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on television, the personalities featured in this book speak with extraordinary candor about all stages of the dancer's life - from their first dance class to their signature performances and their days of reflection on the artist's life. The Dancer Within reveals how these artists triumphed, but also how they overcame adversity, including self-doubt, injuries, and aging. Most of all, this book is about the courage, commitment, love, and passion of these performers in their quest for artistic excellence. The reader will quickly realize that "the dancer within" is a metaphor of the human spirit."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Dancers -- United States -- Interviews
Dancers -- United States -- Portraits
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
Tänzer -- Gespräch.
Tänzerin -- Gespräch.
United States
Genre/Form Interviews
Form Electronic book
Author Hirt-Manheimer, Aron, 1948-
LC no. 2008001416
ISBN 9780819574886