June 1, 2009 —
The Dancer Within, a Smithsonian travelling exhibition featuring 48 color and black and white photographs by dancer-turned photojournalist Rose Eichenbaum, explores dancers' need to move, create and dance. An award-winning photographer, Ms. Eichenbaum captures the character and vitality of choreographers and dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d'Amboise, José Greco, Bill T. Jones, Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune and others, in an exhibit that includes excerpts of interviews documenting the dancers' candid reflections on the inner workings of a dancer. The Dancer Within is now on display in the Rincliffe Gallery in the Main Building through June 21st.
Photography students will exhibit their own dance photography in the Mandell Theater Lobby, through May 29th, produced after they took a workshop with Ms. Eichenbaum.
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).