I have always felt great tenderness for those whose bodies are the means of expression, tools, because, contrary to other artists (painters, musicians, writers…) their careers end at the very moment when they totally master their art. Just like top-notch athletes (tennis champions are considered old when they reach the age of 30!), dancers are pushed into retirement the moment they get past the fateful age of forty and become either choreographers or teachers. The pathetic dependence on passing time has always attracted me to them because, having devoted their existence to mastery of their bodies and to plastic perfection in daily and exhausting struggles, they find themselves alone on the side of the road as soon as their bodies abandon them, when they are still in full youth. (Sieff, V)
The VRC has cataloged 16 images from Dance: Jeanloup Sieff. These images are available to the SCAD community in the Digital Image Database with an active MySCAD log-in.
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Sieff, Jeanloup. (1978). Zizi Jeanmaire. Paris, France.
Sieff, Jeanloup. (1960). Paris Opera Ballet. Paris, France.
Sieff, Jeanloup. (1986). Patrick Dupond. Paris, France.
Sieff, Jeanloup. (1974). Larrio Exon. Paris France.