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Dance Masters
Interviews with Legends of Dance

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ISBN 9780415929523
Published March 13, 2001 by Routledge
144 Pages 30 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Dance Masters is a lively ensemble of conversations with seven celebrated dancers and choreographers. In these intimate interviews, dance critic Janet Lynn Roseman probes the heart of dance:
* The creative process
* The role of dream and rituals
* The interplay between dancer and audience
* The spiritual aspects of performance

These dance masters offer rare insights into the internal world of the artist as they reveal their philosophies on dance training, discuss their mentors, and speak candidly about the artistic process of dance-making and how it actually feels to dance.



Janet Lynn Roseman (San Francisco, CA) is a dance critic and the author of three books. Her Beach Blanket Babylon (Chronicle) was nominated by as best theatrical book of 1997.


"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
" 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
"...well worth it for dance lovers. Roseman is an interviewer well worthy of the masters she presents to us." -- Rainboreviews