Agnès Letestu - Danseuse étoile

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Agnès Letestu wanted to be a doctor when she was a little girl. It was when she saw dancer costumes on television that she got a taste for dance ... or perhaps costumes first. Her virtuosity is extraordinary, but dancing was never a technical feat for her. Above all, she seeks to know herself, to explore the hidden corners of her personality by embodying the most diverse characters, from the most directly passionate and figurative like the Lady with camellias or Giselle, to the abstractions of white ballets or contemporary creations. In this work, written in collaboration with Gérard Mannoni, the big star delivers to the reader a vast commentary on dance: the years of learning but also teaching, the relationship of the mental and the physical, the great roles, the body as friend and enemy, relationships with choreographers, etc.
Rarely has a very great dancer been so engaged, with such frankness and intelligence.

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Authors : Agnès Letestu, Gérard Mannoni
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