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Combining how to information with voices of working artists, Poor Dancer s Almanac is an essential resource tool and source of inspiration for all independent artistschoreographers, performance artists, dancers producers, managers Created in 1975 and revised again in 1984 this handbook has come to serve as one of the most crucial references for the arts community In the most up to date and comprehensive edition yet, a broad range of issues affecting performers and producers is addressed, interwoven with newly added, personal contributions from major figures in the performance world.Organized and compiled by Dance Theater Workshop in New York and authored by than fifty leading professionals in the field, Poor Dancer s Almanac offers in depth discussions of everything from personal livelihood to professional career development, from medical care, housing, and unemployment insurance to management, touring, and legal issues Each chapter is followed by an appendix containing extensive and varied listings, giving names and addresses for finding internship programs, videotaping, flooring, grant writing, and reference publications Although centered on New York the Almanac includes lists of resources and contacts for many other statesCalifornia, Washington D.C, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas, Florida, and Ohio An entirely new section has been added dealing with health issues and the crisis of AIDS.In personal anecdotes and essays various performers offer their own insights and storiesboth of struggles and of successesto bring to life the practical realities of working in the arts We hear from Merce Cunningham, Eric Bogosian, Karen Finley, Paul Zaloom, and Bill T Jones, among others Illustrated with original drawings by Janie Geiser, this thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Poor Dancer s Almanac will continue to serve as one of the leading sources for those concerned with managing life and work in the performing arts....

Title : Poor Dancer's Almanac: Managing Life & Work in the Performing Arts
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ISBN : 0822313197
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Duke University Press Books Revised edition May 3, 1993
Number of Pages : 380 pages
File Size : 982 KB
Status : Available For Download
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