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Dance Masters : Interviews with Legends of Dance - Janet Lynn Roseman

Dance Masters

Interviews with Legends of Dance

Paperback Published: 12th April 2001
ISBN: 9780415929523
Number Of Pages: 144

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Merce Cunningham draws before he dances. Danny Grossman takes a shot of brandy to overcome his fears. Mark Morris works through music first - the dance comes as an afterthought. Dance Masters presents never-before-published interviews with some of the great names of the dance world, both dancers and choreographers. In these sparkling exchanges with seven leading figures from the world of dance, Janet Lynn Roseman gets to the heart of her subject: how a dancer or choreographer envisions creation and performance, the person's dreams and rituals, fears and disappointments. We learn how these dance masters feel about the effect of audience response, what coaches demand, how it feels to perform, even how one makes a dance. Giving the reader a rare firsthand connection to the creative process, Dance Masters proves that the most transient of arts can be made to speak. Featured subjects: Merce Cunningham, Danny Grossman, Alonzo King, Mark Morris, Michael Smuin, Catherine Turocy, Edward Villella

"Roseman's questions reveal a deep understanding of and sensitivity to dance and often prompt revealing responses about the creative process, the future of dance, and the feelings of movement. Great art has an element of magic that is not easily defined, but Roseman's interviews will certainly add to the understanding of what goes into making and communicating movement.." -Library Journal "In these sparkling exchanges with seven leading figures from the world of dance, Janet Lynn Roseman gets to the heart of her subject--how a dancer or choreographer envisions creation and performance, the person's dreams and rituals, fears and disappointments.." -"Inside Borders ...""Dance Mastersprovides many important insights.." -"Reviewer's Bookwatch ..."Roseman is to be commended for her choice of these personalities Their eloquence with words, combined with her questions and comments, have created a very moving and passionate look at how dancers and the dance are one.." -"Dancer ..."dance critic Roseman set out to talk to dancers and choreographers about their lives, creative process philosophies, careers, and 'the spiritual aspects of dance.' The result is a set of seven extraordinarily well formed and elightening conversations....." -Donna Seaman, "Choice

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Edward Villellap. 1
Merce Cunninghamp. 35
Mark Morrisp. 57
Catherine Turocyp. 86
Alonzo Kingp. 110
Danny Grossmanp. 134
Michael Smuinp. 157
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ISBN: 9780415929523
ISBN-10: 0415929520
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 12th April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1