Terez Mertes Rose delivers the second book of her Ballet Theatre Chronicles series. This time exposing the underbelly of ballet through the stories of two dancing sisters.
Merely wanting something desperately doesn’t make it so. So, a young ballerina remakes her life… in Antarctica.
Dancers and thriller fans will appreciate the twists in “Dark Turns,” a new novel by Cate Holahan, whose research on ballet went inside the dance studio.
Alla Osipenko was one of the great Russian ballerinas. Her name calls to mind Soviet dancer defections, the KGB and the Cold War. Learn more about her in this review of Joel Lobentnal’s enthralling biography on this unique figure in dance.
Lee Wilson’s memoir places the American dance scene in historical context. Through this book review and interview, we learn that in some ways, women may have less power in the ballet world than in the 1960’s, and that the world is a far larger place than most Americans imagine.
Often in the YA category, many ballet novels revolve around youthful concerns. But nuanced storytelling makes “Off Balance,” by Terez Mertes Rose a great read for adults who love books and books about dance.