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Author Deirdre Kelly

November 29, 2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In “Ballerina: Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection,” the dance critic for The Globe and Mail in Toronto offers a backstage history of the dancer, from the court of Louis XIV to the present day. The book reveals the reality behind the graceful art, from institutionalized prostitution in 18th- and 19th-century France to the institutionalized starvation in the 20th century as a result of the influence of George Balanchine. Community Room

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November 29, 2012
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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