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Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane

Andrej Uspenski



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Oberon Books
30 June 2014
Theatre Studies; Dance
Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane gives a close up look at the ballet and dance world's newest, flame-haired star. Born and raised in the world of Australia's high octane, drag racing circuit, Steven effortlessly moves between the sophistication of his interpretations of the greatest ballet roles as a Principal of The Royal Ballet to full throttle blasts of tap. Once again photographer Andrej Uspenski has used his exclusive vantage point as a First Artist with The Royal Ballet to give us glimpses of a dancer becoming a true dance supernova.
By:   Andrej Uspenski
Imprint:   Oberon Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 260mm,  Width: 225mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   553g
ISBN:   9781783190881
ISBN 10:   1783190884
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   30 June 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Andrej Uspenski was born in St Petersburg and trained at the Vaganova Ballet Academy and subsequently in Dresden and Berlin. He has been a member of The Royal Ballet for ten years. Andrej grew up with photography, spending much time in his father's dark room. Surrounded by the Royal Ballet's supremely talented dancers on a daily basis and drawn to capture their artistry both on and off stage, he discovered his own passion for photography. His photographs can be seen in Royal Opera House programmes as well as national magazines and newspapers.

Reviews for Steven McRae: Dancer in the Fast Lane

'The photographs in this book - highlight Uspenski's considerable skill in capturing moments of art.' - Ballet News 'It's a particularly nice touch showing rehearsal and show pictures side by side - [Upenski's] photographs are stunning snapshots of life backstage as well as the glory of ballet on the stage - regardless of words, history, context and all, the gorgeous images of Steven in his classical and dramatic roles that make up this photographic record speak for themselves.' - Katie Colombus, Stage 'For admirers of dazzling Royal Ballet dancer Steven McRae...a record of McRae's performing life astutely captured by Andrej Uspenski, a gifted photographer...The bright images of McRae's interpretations are exactly caught.'- Financial Times 'Steven McRae is the most dazzling virtuoso dancer the Royal Ballet has ever shown us. For his clarity of statement, muscular resource, insouciant brilliancy, there is no national precedent.'- Clement Crisp, Financial Times

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