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Author Lansley, Jacky.

Title The wise body : conversations with experienced dancers / edited by Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early
Published Bristol, U.K. : Intellect, 2011
Bristol, United Kingdom : Intellect, 2011


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Description 205 pages : photographs ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The sense of shape, the sense of time / Philippe Priasso -- 2. Growing new patterns from a new imagination / Lisa Nelson -- 3. Dance is the best cream and the best vitamin / La Tati -- 4. Can't... try ... can / Julyen Hamilton -- 5. There are so many surprises / Yoshito Ohno -- 6. How important is dance? I think it may be critical! / Steve Paxton -- 7. Lines of experience / Jacky Lansley -- 8. Now we're famous we need jackets / Will Gaines -- 9. That quality of knowing movement never leaves you / Jane Dudley -- 10. From stillness I could feel the energy begin / Pauline de Groot -- 11. Please come and dance on the lotus of my heart / Bisakha Sarker -- 12. Your body knows a lot of things / Fergus Early -- Afterthoughts / Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early -- Biographies
Summary "In 'The Wise Body: Conversations with Experienced Dancers', UK choreographers Jacky Lansley and Fergus Early interview twelve distinguished dancers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines who continue to enjoy exceptionally long performing careers. They discuss early training, memorable performing experiences, the things that sustain them, and the pleasures and challenges of being 'older' dancers in a profession in which youth is often idolized. Taken as a whole, the interviews, with their long and international perspective, invite a radical reappraisal of the development of modern and postmodern dance and their varied cultural starting points give rise to serious questions about the meaning of dance as an art form" - back cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ballet dancers -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Early, Fergus, editor of compilation, writer of introduction, writer of supplementary textual content
Lansley, Jacky, editor of compilation, writer of introduction, writer of supplementary textual content
ISBN 9781841504186
Other Titles Conversations with experienced dancers