Sept. 21 || Portland Book Launch of Beauty is Experience

You are invited to a book launch and reception!
Thursday, September 21 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Performance Works NW
4625 SE 67th Ave.

Over the course of three years, writer/editor Emmaly Wiederholt and photographer Gregory Bartning teamed up to interview and photograph dancers over 50. The finished book, “Beauty is Experience: Dancing 50 and Beyond,” includes over 50 interviews with dancers ranging in age from 50 to 95, and spanning from Los Angeles up through San Francisco, Eugene, Portland and Seattle. The result is a compilation of voices celebrating dance at any age.

Dancers interviewed from Portland include Linda Austin, Susan Banyas, Mike Barber, Gregg Bielemeier, Nancy Davis & Jim Lane, Tracey Durbin, Patrick Gracewood, Jamey Hampton, Laurel & Gene Leverton, Carla Mann, Tere Mathern, Jim McGinn, Josie Moseley, Jayanthi Raman, Eric Skinner, Melissa St. Clair and Carolyn Stuart, as well as Alito Alessi and Emery Blackwell in Eugene.

Emmaly and Gregory, as well as some of the dancers interviewed, will speak and sign copies. The book is 9×12, 210 pages, hardcover, full color photography. It will be on sale at the event for the reduced price of $65. Copies can otherwise be ordered for $75 on Amazon ( or through Paypal on There are only 250 copies left of this limited first edition, so get yours now!

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