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Encounter with Dance

Marilyn Lawrence in conversation with Jacques d'Amboise

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Jacques d’Amboise, one of the finest classical dancers of our time, will share stories from his experiences with George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Frederick Ashton, Antony Tudor, and other great figures in 20th-century dance. Topics include the nature and importance of dance, the role of dance in society and human relations, and the place of dance in education. Pulling from his own personal trajectory and from his experience teaching thousands of children at National Dance Institute, which he founded in 1976, Mr. d’Amboise will speak to the power of the arts to transform lives and connect people across the globe.

Marilyn Lawrence

Visiting Scholar, French Department, NYU; dance scholar and critic; co-editor Performing Medieval Narrative and Recognition: The Poetics of Narrative: Interdisciplinary Studies on Anagnorisis

amboise_jacques.jpgJacques d'Amboise
Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet; founder, National Dance Institute; MacArthur Fellow; recipient of the National Medal of Arts; author, I Was A Dancer

Copies of Jacques d'Amboise's autobiography, I Was A Dancer, will be available for purchase at 20% discount courtesy NYU Bookstore.