China En Pointe
Sacramento Ballet China Tour, May 2007
by Jay Mather
About the Book
This book documents the first-ever foreign tour by the Sacramento Ballet. From the rehearsal studio, the long journey to Shanghai, performances in Shanghai and Beijing, touring and class the photographs and text provide a lasting memory of the collaboration between the photographer and the entire ballet company and special guests who accompanied the tour.
I've been a working photojournalist since 1972, a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1980 and finalist in 1991. The majority of my work has been in newspapers covering a wide variety of subjects and people. I published a book "Yosemite, A Landscape of Life" during the centennial celebration of Yosemite National Park. I've covered world leaders, Mother Teresa, world hunger and homelessness, medical and health and the precarious condition of the natural environment. In 2007 I traveled with the Sacramento Ballet to China for the company's first foreign tour and produced a book "China En Pointe" which documents the two-week experience.