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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens News Release

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West Palm Beach, FL –September 1, 2010 will see the iconic works of photographer Max Waldman in an exhibition of photograph on the subject of dance. As a premier photographer of dance during the seventies, Max Waldman initiated a new and excitingly original technique of realizing scenes and movements from actual performances in his studio.   The results were photographs that mastered the tone, the magic the impulse and the fire of the entire
dance. 
 
Baryshnikov, Martins, Farrell, Kirkland, Haydee and Jamison will light up the walls of the Gallery with dance.
Waldman's attitude towards photographing dance and theater was different. In the latter, he was able to control, direct the actors, but of the former he said" I can't control the exact movement of the dancers in midair; hopefully, a happy accident will occur." He may not have been able to control the movement but witness his photograph of Judith Jamison in CRY; the movement is stopped and ongoing; the shapes are calligraphic lines in space, the mood perfectly captures regal mother. The entwined bodies of Suzanne Farrell and Peter Martins in Afternoon of a Faun, and the romantic tragedy of Gelsey Kirkland and Ivan Nagy in Romeo and Juliet all give testimony to Waldman's artistry. Dance finally provided him with financial independence. People wanted photographs of dancers. The dancers wanted to be immortalized by Waldman and they happily came down to his studio, costume in hand, ready to dance for their audience of one.
 
The exhibition will run through October 27, 2010. To view these works and works of sculptor Ann Norton visit the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens at 253 Barcelona Road, just south of Okeechobee Blvd. Wednesday-Sunday. 10- 4 p.m. Admission for Members is free and a non member visit is $5.
 
For more information call 561.832.5328 or visit our website at www.ansg.org
 
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is a recognized 501 (c )(3) operating foundation established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). The gardens are conveniently located at 253 Barcelona Road, at the corner of Flagler Drive in West Palm Beach, FL.

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