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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 artists—choreographers, 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, more personal contributions from major figures in the performance world.

Organized and compiled by Dance Theater Workshop in New York and authored by more 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 states—California, 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 stories—both of struggles and of successes—to 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.

Selected contents

The Financial Realities of Performance Art

From Studio to Stage

Promoting Your Performance

What is Management?

Budgeting

Funding

AIDS Explained

Action Medical Insurance for the Arts

Psychological Issues for the Dancer

Synopsis:

Managing Life and Work in the Performing Arts.This book is an essential tool and source of inspiration for all independent artists--choreographers, performance artists, dancers, producers, and managers. This handbook has come to serve as one of of the most crucial references for the arts community.

Synopsis:

"Since I picked up my copy of Dance Theater Workshop's "Poor Dancer's Almanac," I've used it every day--and I'm not even a dancer. . . . From finding a studio or a 'day job' to maintaining a mailing list or planning an international tour, the "Poor Dancer's Almanac" is as clearheaded a guide through the maze as we're likely to get."--Elizabeth Zimmer, "The Village Voice" (from a review of the 1984 edition)

About the Author

David R. White has served as Executive Director and Producer of Dance Theater Workshop in New York since 1975. He was formerly a dancer with and Producing Director of the Kathryn Posin Dance Company, as well as a pianist with Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians.

Lise Friedman, editor of Dance Ink magazine, danced with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company from 1977 to 1984.

Tia Tibbitts Levinson, Director of Operations and Community Affairs at Dance Theater Workshop, is on the supervisory board of the Artists Community Federal Credit Union.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822313199
Editor:
White, David R.
Editor:
Levinson, Tia T.
Editor:
Levinson, Tia T.
Editor:
Friedman, Lise
Editor:
White, David R.
Author:
Levinson, Tia Tibbits
Author:
White, David R.
Author:
Friedman, Lise
Editor:
Friedman, Lise
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham N.C. :
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Dance - General
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Dancing
Subject:
Dance - Classical
Subject:
Stage-setting and scenery
Subject:
Dance -- Vocational guidance.
Subject:
Dance -- Vocational guidance -- United States.
Subject:
Dance - Classical & Ballet
Subject:
Dance-Ballet
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
158
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
380
Dimensions:
9.20x5.97x1.09 in. 1.39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Managing Life and Work in the Performing Arts.This book is an essential tool and source of inspiration for all independent artists--choreographers, performance artists, dancers, producers, and managers. This handbook has come to serve as one of of the most crucial references for the arts community.
"Synopsis" by , "Since I picked up my copy of Dance Theater Workshop's "Poor Dancer's Almanac," I've used it every day--and I'm not even a dancer. . . . From finding a studio or a 'day job' to maintaining a mailing list or planning an international tour, the "Poor Dancer's Almanac" is as clearheaded a guide through the maze as we're likely to get."--Elizabeth Zimmer, "The Village Voice" (from a review of the 1984 edition)
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