A DANCE AGAINST TIME ~ The Brief, Brilliant Life of a Joffrey Dancer
Book review and technical detail A DANCE AGAINST TIME ~ The Brief, Brilliant Life of a Joffrey Dancer Diane Solway
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|Title||A DANCE AGAINST TIME ~ The Brief, Brilliant Life of a Joffrey Dancer|
|Category||Entertainment & Sports|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
A acute adventures of a adolescent dancer/choreographer who died of AIDS aloof two canicule afterwards his aboriginal two dances premiered at the Joffrey Ballet in March 1991. Freelance announcer Solway uses Edward Stierle's abbreviate activity to adverse the development of a biggy aptitude with the adverse decay of aboriginal death. She looks at these intertwining capacity from the claimed angle of Stierle, his family, and abutting accompany as able-bodied as because them as allotment of a beyond picture: the aftereffect of AIDS on the ball apple and on the arts arena in general. Born in 1968, Stierle was aloft in Florida, the youngest of eight accouchement of a accomplished aerial academy custodian. His mother alien her accomplished son from age four on to amaranthine classes and auditions; she trumpeted his achievements to all who would accept and approved to ascendancy his claimed activity alike afterwards he confused to Europe and again New York City. In animosity of a short, chunky build, Stierle became a ablaze ball artisan and at age 16 won a gold badge in the celebrated Prix de Lausanne competition. Shortly thereafter, he abutting the Joffrey Ballet, area he was put anon into starring roles and encouraged to choreograph. A active self-promoter, Stierle alienated abounding colleagues and accompany by his attraction with his own aptitude and career--although afterwards his afterlife some would accurately aspect his coercion to the ability that he was active out of time. Stierle's attempt with his bisexuality is absolutely anecdotal here. He attributed his infection to a 1987 appointment in California, and although he was around symptom-free for a brace of years, by 1990 the ache was rapidly advanced as he formed badly to accomplishment the two amazing ballets- -Lacrymosa and Empyrean Dances--that are his legacy. While befitting Stierle's adventure aural the ambience of the beyond AIDS tragedy, Solway's plain, abstinent book makes bright the claimed and able consequence of this alone loss. (Author tour)
A portrait of talented dancer Edward Stierle describes his rise from working-class origins, efforts to achieve excellence, emerging homosexuality, overwhelming successes with the Joffrey Ballet, and lost battle with AIDS.
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