Click here to watch Sarah Kaufman discuss the “Lessons from Motown” chapter of THE ART OF GRACE, with examples of how the label’s artists developed grace, which pop stars are carrying on that tradition today–and which are not.
Grace in Action
Grant infused routine action with a theatrical sense of purpose and an artist’s subtlety. Watch Cary Grant in “His Girl Friday”:
Makarova’s generosity onstage—her big-hearted dancing, expansive and full of feeling—made her an instant sensation. Watch Natalia Makarova in “Romeo and Juliet,” with Anthony Dowell of the Royal Ballet:
The debate on Federer’s place in history is far from settled. But this much is certain: his gracefulness—in his form, his movement, and the quality of his game—is unmatched. Watch Rodger Federer:
“I’m too mean to die!” Sarah’s great-grandmother Mildred “Mimi” Holt, age 105, trades quips on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson. A wisecracking, highball-sipping live wire, she’s featured in THE ART OF GRACE in Chapter 3, “Grace and Good Humor.”