Dancers Among Us
About the book
The mystery of the body in motion. The surprise of seeing what seems impossible. And the pure, joyful optimism of it all. "Dancers Among Us" presents one thrilling photograph after another of dancers leaping, spinning, lifting, kicking - but in the midst of daily life: on the beach, at a construction site, in a library, a restaurant, a park. With each image the reader feels buoyed up, eager to see the next bit of magic. Photographer Jordan Matter started his Dancers Among Us Project by asking a member of the Paul Taylor Dance Company to dance for him in a place where dance is unexpected. So, dressed in a commuter's suit and tie, the dancer flew across a Times Square subway platform. And in that image Matter found what he'd been searching for: a way to express the feeling of being fully alive in the moment, unself-conscious, present. Organized around themes of work, play, love, exploration, dreaming, and more, "Dancers Among Us" celebrates life in a way that's fresh, surprising, original, universal. There's no photo-shopping here, no trampolines, no gimmicks, no tricks. Just a photographer, his vision, and the serendipity of what happens when the shutter clicks.
"Honest and spontaneous, his pictures are sure to resonate with dancers and non-dancers alike." --Dance magazine -- "Alan Cumming"
Jordan Matter Biography
Jordan Matter is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dancers Among Us. He and his work have been featured on television, in print, online, and in exhibitions throughout the world, including Buzzfeed, ABC World News Tonight, Today, the BBC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, #1 on Reddit, Daily Mail U.K., O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR, and the Savina Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. Matter lives with his wife and two children in New York. ... Read full biography
|Languages:||| English ||
|Edition Statement:||Trade Paperback|
|Illustrations:||4-color photos througout|
|Publication date:||Nov. 6, 2012|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||New York, United States|