Dancing Spirit

Dancing Spirit Judith Jamison is in every sense a towering figure Her commanding physical presence and extraordinary technique have made her not only a superstar of American dance and an innovator in her field but

  • Title: Dancing Spirit
  • Author: Judith Jamison
  • ISBN: 9780385425582
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dancing Spirit

    Judith Jamison is, in every sense, a towering figure Her commanding physical presence and extraordinary technique have made her not only a superstar of American dance and an innovator in her field but also an inspiration to African Americans, to women, and to people of all origins around the world Last November, Doubleday published Dancing Spirit, this remarkable woman sJudith Jamison is, in every sense, a towering figure Her commanding physical presence and extraordinary technique have made her not only a superstar of American dance and an innovator in her field but also an inspiration to African Americans, to women, and to people of all origins around the world Last November, Doubleday published Dancing Spirit, this remarkable woman s autobiography Now, with Anchor s paperback publication, an even wider audience can trace the steps of her career her early years in Philadelphia, where she began studying dance at the age of six, her discovery by Agnes de Mille years of frustration and struggle in a field that favored petite, fair, White women her legendary collaboration with Alvin Ailey her work on Broadway in the musical Sophisticated Ladies the formation of her own company, the Jamison Project, and her return to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as artistic director after its founder s death in 1989 Dancing Spirit contains vivid portraits of many artists Jamison has worked with, including Agnes de Mille, Alvin Ailey, Jessye Norman, Geoffrey Holder, Carmen de Lavallade, and Mikhail Baryshnikov, to name only a few And Jamison talks frankly about the price exacted by a dancer s nomadic life rootlessness, fleeting relationships, the obsession with physical beauty Illustrated with sixty photographs, Dancing Spirit is a candid and immediate self portrait of a unique American artist whose work has left an indelible mark on the world of dance.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    One thought on “Dancing Spirit

    1. Liralen

      This is not the book of a seasoned writer. It lacks, in places, polish and finesse, and had I not been so interested in the author, I'm not sure how far I would have gotten.And yet - the book doesn't need polish or finesse. Jamison's talent doesn't lie in writing, but in dance, and her knowledge of dance spills over into the pages in what is often beautiful prose. Although the prose is often raw, it brings the author's world to life.

    2. Beth

      Interesting, candid look into a dancer's life with some good life lessons woven in. Includes lots of history on the Alvin Ailey dance company as well. The telling is non-linear. The book is filled with great photographs.

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