The Dancer Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Dancers

The Dancer Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Dancers

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Wesleyan University Press
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The Dancer Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Dancers

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, on 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819568809
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 06/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 808,189
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note
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 McKecknie
Mitzi Gaynor
Joe Tremaine
Chita Rivera
Russ Tamblyn
Rita Moreno
Natalia Makarova
Shirley MacLaine
Mikhail Baryshnkiov
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

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