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Grace Under Pressure : Passing Dance Through Time - Barbara Newman

Grace Under Pressure

Passing Dance Through Time

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(Limelight). A critic and writer on dance for well over twenty years, Barbara Newman has gone in search of teachers and coaches, directors, choreographers and stagers former dancers who had turned the focus of their own experience on others to explain the state of ballet today. Among leaders of the dance world the author interviewed were Suki Schorer, Helgi Tomasson, Mark Morris, Violette Verdy and 14 other artists whose work she knew and respected, most of them active outside of New York and London. Newman is not interested in dance as an aesthetic abstraction, and the people who answered her questions were not speaking theoretically. On the contrary, her speculation and their responses bring an elusive subject down to earth, illuminating a process that reaches back in history and forward to today, though its dreams are of a world no one can imagine.

Acknowledgmentsp. 5
Introductionp. 17
In the Classroomp. 23
Suki Schorer, School of American Balletp. 41
Kathryn Wade, English National Ballet Schoolp. 57
Marc du Bouays, Paris Opera Ballet Schoolp. 81
Anne Marie Vessel, Royal Danish Ballet Schoolp. 97
On the Jobp. 113
Maina Gielgudp. 141
Helgi Tomasson, San Francisco Balletp. 163
David Bintley, Birmingham Royal Balletp. 179
Francia Russell, Pacific Northwest Balletp. 197
In Creation and Revivalp. 209
Mark Morrisp. 233
Jean-Pierre Frohlichp. 265
Shelley Washingtonp. 281
Yuri Fateyevp. 301
In the Detailsp. 314
Sorella Englundp. 333
Violette Verdyp. 347
Irina Kolpakovap. 357
In the Studiop. 367
Margaret Mercierp. 387
Robert Denversp. 399
Violette Verdyp. 419
Richard Thomasp. 441
Postscriptp. 461
Endnotesp. 467
Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9780879109950
ISBN-10: 0879109955
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 14.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.64