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Where There is Movement ❮Reading❯ ➸ Where There is Movement Author Evan Knapp – Thomashillier.co.uk Too edged out for the citizens of little Corvallis, Oregon, Evan Knapp writes a note to change his life I won t be home for dinner And he is gone, teenager, aspiring dancer and now runaway He is bound Too edged out for the citizens of little Corvallis, Oregon, Evan Knapp writes a note to change his life I won t be home for dinner And he is gone, teenager, aspiring dancer and now runaway He is bound for the ballet world of Portland withdollars, nowhere Where There Kindle - to sleep and a support system of exactly him On the fringes of Portland society, he finds a grungy flop house and seeks out the studios where he can practice his art By day and evening, a prodigy dance student and lauded performer, by midnight a careening partaker of Portland s deep underground scene, Evan flings himself head first toward ballet luminescence or back alley extinction Peopled with mods and Wave os, prostitutes and punks, the beautiful broken and happy, squatting bohemians, Evan negotiates roiling seas of counter culture culture and mainstream art world success A career expanding and a psyche imploding, he stalks his missing pieces with grace and furyTold with bare naked truth and startling humor unique, Evan Knapp s real life descent into the darkest corners of the s resounds far beyond the last page.


10 thoughts on “Where There is Movement

  1. Mario Mario says:

    In just over 12,000 words, Evan Knapp shares a story of self discovery and struggle The reader is immediately drawn into the angst of the adolescent struggle for self worth and validation The honesty and candor with which Knapp writes his own story is at once heartbreaking and titillating I found myself wanting to know , turning each page to read what turn his life would take I am humbled by the strength and drive Evan shows as a teenager leaving home living his life on the streets to ch In just over 12,000 words, Evan Knapp shares a story of self discovery and struggle The reader is immediately drawn into the angst of the adolescent struggle for self worth and validation The honesty and candor with which Knapp writes his own story is at once heartbreaking and titillating I found myself wanting to know , turning each page to read what turn his life would take I am humbled by the strength and drive Evan shows as a teenager leaving home living his life on the streets to chase his passion, his art Nothing would hinder the pursuit of his dream of being a dancer Dance was his life force, the blood that kept his heart beating In all his struggles, dance is the one constant his foundation There is nothing ordinary about his story The twists and turns of his life story are unlike any I have read before Evan adeptly deals with topics that are complex and troublesome He addresses homelessness, family dynamics, and substance abuse with such raw honesty that the reader can do nothing but marvel at the strength of his character What ultimately allows him to survive and flourish is his drive, his passion, and his love for dance And isn t that what makes a true artist Passion, Drive, Strength, DanceThis is a must read


  2. M.J. M.J. says:

    A truly remarkable and timeless tale of the very human struggle with identity in a harsh world of judgement Evan Knapp takes us into the dark yet hopeful world of a young soul grappling with not only his sexual identity but his artistic one as well His story takes place in the eighties, a decade of excess that, yet, was as constricting to individuality as it was permissive We are instantly drawn into his personal journey of separation from family, pursuit of his intrinsic and desperate need t A truly remarkable and timeless tale of the very human struggle with identity in a harsh world of judgement Evan Knapp takes us into the dark yet hopeful world of a young soul grappling with not only his sexual identity but his artistic one as well His story takes place in the eighties, a decade of excess that, yet, was as constricting to individuality as it was permissive We are instantly drawn into his personal journey of separation from family, pursuit of his intrinsic and desperate need to dance, and finding himself in the process I am blown away by his vivid prose and ability to take us deep into the turbulence of just one slice of the timeline of his life s journey


  3. Catherine McCarthy Catherine McCarthy says:

    I read this memoir in on sitting as it is quite short I loved the pace and the author s phraseology I also connected with the time period in which the story was set, the references to certain bands, fashions etc The reason I gave it four stars was because it seemed to end quite abruptly and therefore felt a little unresolved Having said that, it was clear that the writer eventually found his way in a life that might otherwise have been self destructive, and for this I was glad, as all the wa I read this memoir in on sitting as it is quite short I loved the pace and the author s phraseology I also connected with the time period in which the story was set, the references to certain bands, fashions etc The reason I gave it four stars was because it seemed to end quite abruptly and therefore felt a little unresolved Having said that, it was clear that the writer eventually found his way in a life that might otherwise have been self destructive, and for this I was glad, as all the way through I found myself rooting for him


  4. Chase Hackett Chase Hackett says:

    An effective and beautifully written memory of life as a runaway and struggling dancer in the 1980s.


  5. A.C. Merkel A.C. Merkel says:

    Beautifully written definitely related to the bullying in the early part of the book I don t usually do memoirs But this one is right on the mark for people in entertainment fields Will be an even better read for people specifically in dance and theatre Was worried about the length I found it to be just right for the subject.


  6. Daniel Elder Daniel Elder says:

    I only wanted it to be longer A wonderfully told short tale about growing up, striking out, finding one s own way I would love to readfrom this author, especially about the characters he describes on the streets of Portland.


  7. Petrina Binney Petrina Binney says:

    A little joy of a book Evan Knapp takes us through from his childhood in Oregon, through his adolescence and dreams of becoming a dancer, all the way through to the day he left home with fifteen dollars in his pocket and a note left for his parents and into the mixed up, eighties, no holds barred world in which he found himself An absolute delight I smiled, I teared up, I felt very deeply for the young Evan, and it was fascinating for me a child of the eighties to see the age in which he A little joy of a book Evan Knapp takes us through from his childhood in Oregon, through his adolescence and dreams of becoming a dancer, all the way through to the day he left home with fifteen dollars in his pocket and a note left for his parents and into the mixed up, eighties, no holds barred world in which he found himself An absolute delight I smiled, I teared up, I felt very deeply for the young Evan, and it was fascinating for me a child of the eighties to see the age in which he grew up from a different perspective one that actually lived it and doesn t seek to romanticise it.A quick read, I wished it had been longer but I have only myself to blame I devoured it.Recommended


  8. smirnoff smirnoff says:

    A pleasure to read The storytelling is unguarded and welcoming Onthan few occasions I stopped, grabbed a pen, and underlined a sentence to go back and enjoy later on it s own A blurb on the cover says it s bound to resonate with anyone who ever felt like they were on the outside looking in I say the author s reflections transcend the circumstances and resonate on a deeper level If the writing is honest there will be universality in it, no matter how specific the story Where There A pleasure to read The storytelling is unguarded and welcoming Onthan few occasions I stopped, grabbed a pen, and underlined a sentence to go back and enjoy later on it s own A blurb on the cover says it s bound to resonate with anyone who ever felt like they were on the outside looking in I say the author s reflections transcend the circumstances and resonate on a deeper level If the writing is honest there will be universality in it, no matter how specific the story Where There Is Movement is that kind of writing


  9. Anya Pavelle Anya Pavelle says:

    Anyone who has run away or wanted to and launched themselves into the unknown will empathize with the protagonist in this book Things don t always go smoothly, but there s a beauty in the discovery of self and in the surrounding world The author captures the essence of striking out on one s own in all of its adventure and messiness I never ran away, but when I was younger, I packed up everything and moved to a separate state on my own There s a certain gravitas and the need to surrender wi Anyone who has run away or wanted to and launched themselves into the unknown will empathize with the protagonist in this book Things don t always go smoothly, but there s a beauty in the discovery of self and in the surrounding world The author captures the essence of striking out on one s own in all of its adventure and messiness I never ran away, but when I was younger, I packed up everything and moved to a separate state on my own There s a certain gravitas and the need to surrender with a process like that


  10. Abigail Abigail says:

    Incredible imageryI so admire a writer who can concoct incredible analogies from unexpected imagery These you want to savor The poignancy of this sliver of life is exquisite, vulnerable, brave The 80s came crashing back in tiny snippets and memories, captured with perfect sensory detail I so wanted to care for this narrator, tell him was a great kid, feed him, root for him Bravo


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