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 Post subject: Jacques d'Amboise: "I Was a Dancer: A Memoir"
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In the New York Times, Alastair Macaulay reviews Jacques d'Amboise's autobiography, "I Was a Dancer: A Memoir."

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An excerpt from the book, published by the New York Times.

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Laura Jacobs reviews "I Was a Dancer" for the Wall Street Journal.

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Margaret Quamme reviews "I Was a Dancer" for the Columbus Dispatch.

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Karen Campbell reviews "I Was a Dancer" for the Boston Globe.

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Jacques d'Amboise is interviewed by Yona Zeldis McDonough in the Paris Review.

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All in all, in its brevity, this is a very nice and highly interesting interview. Thanks for this article, Francis. I am always looking for insights into these two men as Artists and this caught my eye.

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"There’s a line in the memoir that I love: “With Robbins, you were amplified; with Balanchine, you were transformed.”

Jacques d’Amboise:
"I think it’s the single best line in my book. And I think it came from a conversation. I was talking with Kay Gaynor and other people about trying to describe what Robbins did and what Balanchine did. One was the transformation of what you already were, and the other was what you didn’t realize you were capable of being. Jerry took what you are, watched you, studied you, and then amplified it and used it. Balanchine looked, and said, “Oh, very beautiful girl, very nice—I bet she could move faster. Maybe she could be a pony. Maybe I’ll do a ballet about ponies.”

And this about George Balanchine, as something that you would hope for them to be as Human Beings.

Jacques d’Amboise:

"But if you have to define Balanchine, it’s good manners. He would never sit if there were a woman in the room."


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Daisy Alioto reviews "I Was a Dancer" in the Christian Science Monitor.

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One very interesting observation from reading these reviews is that George Balanchine saw Jacques d'Amboise as a "surrogate" for himself on stage, or the ideal that George Balanchine would have wanted himself to be on stage or even in real life. He thus created more works for him (24) than for any other artist, one more even than for Suzanne Farrell. It's most interesting to view what Jacques d'Amboise did from this perspective, possibly gaining a better understanding of what George Balanchine most longed for and valued the highest in himself.


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Michael Fressola reviews "I Was a Dancer: A Memoir" in the Staten Island Advance.

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Jacques d'Amboise is interviewed by Chelsea Emery for Reuters.

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Jacques d'Amboise will be interviewed by Pacific Northwest Ballet artistic director Peter Boal at Seattle's Town Hall on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Moira Macdonald previews the interview in the Seattle Times.

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Rachel Howard reviews "I Was a Dancer" in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Elaine Stewart interviews Jacques d'Amboise in the Brooklyn Rail.

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In the Los Angeles Times, Victoria Looseleaf talks to Jacques d'Amboise about his next steps.

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