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The Dancer Within

May 1, 2009

Award-winning photographer Rose Eichenbaum captures the character and vitality of choreographers and dancers with The Dancer Within. The Smithsonian travelling exhibition features 48 color and black and white photographs and excerpts of interviews documenting the dancers' candid reflections on the inner workings of a dancer. Photographs of choreographers and dancers including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise, José Greco, Bill T. Jones, Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will be on display in the Rincliffe Gallery in the Main Building from April 25th through June 21st. Join us for a gallery talk with Ms. Eichenbaum on Thursday, April 30th at 5:30 PM in the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery on the third floor of the Main Building.

Photography students from the College will exhibit their own dance photography in the Mandell Theater Lobby, May 25th-29th, after participating in a workshop with Ms. Eichenbaum on May 1st. The Dancer Within is made possible in part by a professional development grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Dance Advance. Dr. Miriam Giguere, Dance Program Director, was instrumental in bringing the exhibition to Drexel.
Ms. Eichenbaum's photos and articles have appeared in publications including Dance Magazine, Pointe, Dance Teacher and Dance Spirit. Her books include The Number on My Grandfather's Arm (UAHC Press) and Masters of Movement-Portraits of America's Great Choreographers (Smithsonian Books).