On the FPR Desk: BALLERINA
September 28, 2012
Deirdre Kelly unveils the truth behind the curtains in BALLERINA
Faulhaber favourite Deirdre Kelly returns after her bestselling memoir Paris Times Eight with her latest book, BALLERINA: Sex, Scandal and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection. An internationally recognized dance critic and self-proclaimed dance fanatic (and close Faulhaber friend), Deirdre takes you behind-the-scenes into the controversial world of ballerinas.
Going back as early as the 17th century, Deirdre exposes the truth surrounding the secret lives of ballerinas. From poverty to prostitution, on-stage dangers to eating disorders, BALLERINA offers a glimpse into the colourful history of one of the world’s most famous symbols of femininity. Deirdre sets the stage by drawing from history and her own personal observations and interviews to provide a deeper appreciation for some of the world’s most recognized ballerinas and examines how the world of ballet is starting to evolve.
Whether you love dance, history, or are a woman who loves a good book, BALLERINA promises to be a good read! Be sure to get a copy of BALLERINA on September 29th; we can’t wait to get ours!