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 Post subject: TuTu: AB photo book
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2000 5:00 pm 
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excerpted "book review" by paul ben-itzak of danceinsider (that's in quotes because i think he just started out to do a bit of a rave...but it turned into, more or less, a review) thanks paul! Image:<BR> Image this photo enlarged is at: <A HREF="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1865080837.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg" TARGET=_blank>http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1865080837.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg</A> <P>"Well, last night, we hied ourselves to the Australian Consulate for a book party for "Tutu," in which Greg Barrett photographs the Australian Ballet.<P>The press release said something like, "away from the rigor of performance," by which I assumed was meant that, what, a tutu would be ruffled, a strand flying unhinged from a bun?<P>What a joy then to discover such a trove of stark, black and white, romantic but not prettified and, most remarkably, sensuous but not exploitative photographs of these dancers, in various states of undress.<P>Of course, the undress isn't the main attraction of the photos: It's the grace in the positions, some in flight, some sculptural, some in pairs -- all intimate but without making the viewer seem like a voyeur -- in which Barrett captures his subjects. <P>As well, there's a frankness I'm unaccustomed to seeing in photographs of ballet dancers. Not just in their bodies, but in their eyes, in their direct gaze. There's no artifice here; no, if you will, protection. <P>What you see is the people behind the dancers, muscly and gorgeous, yes, but for real."<P>"Tutu" is published by Independent Publishers Group. <BR>To order, call 1-800-888-4741.<P>ALSO at AMAZON.COM <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1865080837/o/qid=962157906/sr=2-2/102-8753659-9048921" TARGET=_blank>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1865080837/o/qid=<BR>962157906/sr=2-2/102-8753659-9048921</A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by grace (edited June 27, 2000).]

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 Post subject: Re: TuTu: AB photo book
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2000 7:39 pm 
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Thank you for this. This will be immediate next purchase.


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 Post subject: Re: TuTu: AB photo book
PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2000 4:40 pm 
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great,albrecht! glad you like it... Image

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 Post subject: Re: TuTu: AB photo book
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but personally I think the book should coem with a warning "caution: viewing such beautiful bodies photographed in such a spectacular way could cause a severe case of the green-eyed monster"


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2000 3:52 pm 
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HI! moger Image Image Image<BR>i AGREE! Image

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 Post subject: Re: TuTu: AB photo book
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2000 5:30 am 
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I have seen this book and the photographs in it are indeed very striking. As Moger says, the bodies are beautiful. I also like what the reviewer said about how the dancers look like real people without artifice, but beautiful real people. Their beauty comes from their work on their bodies though. They're not like fashion models, just standing there with what they were born with. I recommend this book, if you like dancer photographs.


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 Post subject: Re: TuTu: AB photo book
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2000 10:25 am 
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I've ordered this book. I am eager to see the photos for myself. Thanks once again for the recommendation.


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