Visit the store on Saturday, October 20 and meet Toronto author Deirdre Kelly. She will be here from 1:00pm to 3:00pm signing copies of her new book Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection.
Deirdre is a journalist, author, and internationally recognized dance critic for Dance Magazine, the Dance Gazette, and The Globe and Mail (Toronto), where for sixteen years she was the paper’s dance critic on staff. She is the author of the best-selling memoir Paris Times Eight, and her articles on dance have also appeared in Elle, Vogue, Chatelaine, and Saturday Night.
From the jacket:
“Throughout her history, the ballerina has been perceived as the embodiment of beauty and perfection. She is the feminine ideal – unblemished and ethereal, inspiration incarnate. But the reality is another story.
As Kelly examines the lives of some of the world’s best ballerinas, she argues for a rethinking of the world’s most graceful dance form – a rethinking that would position the ballerina at its heart, where she belongs.”