jimpickles Posted March 30, 2006 Report Share Posted March 30, 2006 As a matter of interest, I wonder if anyone here has read "In the Company of Others" by Anthony Howell (that's Howell, not Dowell). He is a multi-talented school friend of mine who danced in the Royal Ballet in about the mid-1960s - I think he used the name Aley or something at the time so as not to get confused with Anthony Dowell who was in the company at the time. He's now a performance artist. It was published by Marion Boyars, and may be long out of print. It is a beautiful, poetically and precisely written book, about being in a ballet company, from a company members point of view. It is very revealing about the ballet dancer's life. Anthony is an accomplished poet and writer and it the book is beautifully written. If you ever come across a copy, I very highly recommend it. I should say that it is completely unrelated to the many other books with the same title (i've just done a search on Google). I just wonder if any one here has read it. Jim. Quote Link to comment
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