Dance Across the USA book

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Dance Across the USA book

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Dance Across the USA is a collection of dancers from all over America, helping to showcase what is beautiful and inspiring in this country. Covering 22,264 miles, 163 Dancers, 90 consecutive days, 56 locations, & 50 states, Master Photographer Jonathan Givens created this project to show what really makes up America. Diversity that exists both in the physical landscape, and in the dancers who make America their home.

The photographs in this book are real. The dancers actually did what you see, in the places shown. The skies are real, the landscape is real, even the dirty feet, are real. There is no digital compositing here, nor are there any trampolines or wires. Using only Canon cameras and flashes, Jonathan quite literally went to the ends of the nation, to work with dancers ranging from 5 to 61. Professionals and amateurs, students and teachers, boys and girls, cat lovers and dog lovers, everyone and anyone was welcome. Over 3000 dancers applied to be a part of the project, and those selected for the book reflect not only the range of what makes up dance in America, but they also showed a love for this country and its wonders.

Dance Across the USA is a fun, beautiful, and inspirational look at America, both its places and its people. It is our differences and our diversity that combine to make us all Americans. From the sandy Florida beaches to the rugged Washington coast, the glaciers of Alaska to Death Valley in California, diversity is the hallmark of what literally makes up America. That diversity is reflected in our citizens, and our dancers. Join Jonathan and the Mighty Buford as they make this historic journey, that no one has ever been crazy enough to try before.

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  • Buy 2 books, save 10%
  • Buy 5 books, save 17%
  • Buy 10 books, save 25%
  • Buy 25 books or more, save 35%

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Here are some of the things people are saying about

Dance Across the USA

 

"Jonathan Givens' photography depicts graceful dancers within extraordinary landscapes in Dance Across The USA.  His artistic eye reminded me of how important the arts have been to our parks and public lands.  Without the early paintings of Thomas Moran and Arthur Bierstadt, the concept of national parks may have never been embraced. Long exposures by Ansel Adams brought us new perspective of Yosemite, and orchestral composer Chip David re-imagined national parks with his Grand Canyon Suite.  Dance Across the USA significantly contributes to this body of work, using "America's Best Idea" to inspire, create and rejuvenate.  As each dancer is caught in an exhilarating leap over a backdrop of stunning vista, they remind us to celebrate our nation's heritage."

 

                                                - The Honorable Jonathan B. Jarvis                                                             .                                                  Former Director of the National Park Service (2009-2017)


"Dance Across the USA features hundreds of stunning images of beauty, grace, diversity and freedom. Each photograph is a love letter to the dancer and the location, and the magic that is created when the two become one."

                                              - Lauren Ritchie, The Dance Podcast


“Now and then there’s a project that so exceeds your expectations you find yourself wondering how you missed it.  When Jonathan told me about his vision for a book it sounded great. His passion was infectious, but it wasn’t until I previewed Dance Across the USA I realized what an incredible body of work he’s created.

This is one of those books that simply belongs on every coffee table in America. It’s a tribute to the art of dance, our national parks, photography and the unstoppable enthusiasm of a great artist!”

                                    —Skip Cohen, Founder/President SkipCohenUniversity.com


“Jonathan Givens has compiled some wonderful photos capturing not only the beauty of this country but also celebrating the art form that is dance. Would make a great coffee table book!”

                     - Serena Brook, actor on national public radio’s “A Prairie Home Companion