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Art Exhibit at the Ypsilanti District Library

Posted by ppna on March 25, 2008

So far Ypsilanti is one of only 3 places to be showing the Smithsonian art exhibit The Dancer Within. The show will be at the Ypsilanti District Library on Whittaker Road from April 5th through June 1st. Hopefully this exhibit will attract people to the city since it’s not being shown a lot. The library has planned a lot of lectures and events around this exhibit throughout it’s run including a presentation by the creator Rose Eichenbaum on April 5th at 2pm.

The Dancer Within pairs Eichenbaum’s striking color action photos and black-and-white portraits with excerpts from her conversations with ballet icons, Broadway stars, modern dance luminaries, Hollywood legends, and prominent choreographers. Eichenbaum captures the character and vitality of Fernando Bujones, Jacques D’Amboise, Katherine Dunham, José Greco, Cynthia Gregory, Bill T. Jones, Anna Sokolow, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Tune, and some 30 other dance professionals while eliciting candid reflections on their lives and careers. Eichenbaum is author of Masters of Movement: Portraits of America’s Great Choreographers (Smithsonian Books, 2004).

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