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Inside the Dancer’s Art
Rose Eichenbaum

2017 • 240 pp. 260 illus. (229 color) 10 x 8"
Dance / Photography / Portrait Photography

$29.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-7700-9
$23.99 Ebook, 978-0-8195-7701-6

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“Spanning location and genre — from break-dancing to ballroom — in studios and atop New York City rooftops alike, Eichenbaum’s images capture each dancer’s unique style and commitment to their art form … inspiring even those of us with two left feet.”—Sarah Nechamkin, New York Magazine

Elegant photographs of the mysterious and complex world of dance

In this gorgeous book, the acclaimed photographer Rose Eichenbaum captures the spirit, beauty, and commitment of dancers along with the dancers’ own words of wisdom and guidance. More than 250 color and black and white photographs are paired with inspirational quotes from legendary and emerging dancers, including Bill T. Jones, Katherine Dunham, Ann Reinking, Mark Morris, Pina Bausch, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Gregory Hines, Mitzi Gaynor, Desmond Richardson, Rennie Harris, Paul Taylor, Ohad Naharin, Tiler Peck, and many more. Here, words and images explore creativity, art making, the communicative power of the human body, the challenges of balancing everyday life with the physical and practical demands of the dancer’s art, and more. In these intimate portraits, Eichenbaum reveals and celebrates the world of the dancer. Sensual and mesmerizing, these images will entrance dancer and non-dancer alike—as well as anyone who loves fine photography—with their powerful depiction of the human body.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Eichenbaum’s ability to capture dancers’ authenticity is rare and true.”The Boston Dance Journal

“[A] dancer friendly book of photographs … a full 360-degree experience.”—Wendy Perron, Wendy Perron

“Eichenbaum has elicited eloquent, poetic, and insightful descriptions of the inner world of the dancer’s life and art.”Broadway World

“[Inside the Dancer’s Art] explore[s] creativity, art making, the communicative power of the human body.”Dance Studio Life

“Rose’s pictures of dancers reveal the most touching thing there is to know about them—their humanity.” —Lar Lubovitch, from the foreword

“What a magnificent collection of dance photos! Not only do these photos move, making this a wonderful tribute to the dancers, but they also seem to dance from page to page. Such a moving experience to see so much of Ms. Eichenbaum’s astonishing work in one book.”—Dr. Daniel Lewis, author of The Illustrated Dance Techniques of José Limón

“Rose Eichenbaum is an inspiring photographer to work with. She is able to ascertain the essence of her model, relax them and at the same time excite them, Her photographs of dancers capture the balance and passion of the moving body whether posed in serene lyricism or freely engage in highly charged athleticism.”—Donald McKayle, choregrapher

“Spanning three decades, this volume displays a breath-taking range of imagery. From legends like José Greco to rising stars of today such as Cassandra Trenary, Rose has captured the essence of each dancer in portraits, rehearsals and performance!"—Rosalie O’Connor, photographer

ROSE EICHENBAUM is an award-winning photographer, author of six books and a respected educator. Her photography has graced more than thirty national magazine covers, and has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including a three-year national tour hosted by the Smithsonian Institution. Eichenbaum directs the Art of Photographing Dance Workshop at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and serves as documentary photographer for USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

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