You’re invited to Ballet Arizona’s inaugural Book Club! Free and open to the public, join us as we build community around and appreciation for all things dance.
When: We are meeting once each quarter to discuss the selections below.
Summer Book Club: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Fall Book Club: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Winter Book Club: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Spring Book Club: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Where: Zoom! Our virtual gatherings will be facilitated by Education & Community Engagement Manager, Alexandra Papazian. Please note that pre-registration in required to receive Zoom Meeting information.
Summer Book Club
A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back by David Hallberg
Written by School of Ballet Arizona Alumnus David Hallberg, this memoir will give readers a personal and powerful look at the deep physical and mental challenges artists must endure to pursue their passions.
From Goodreads, “With an insider’s unique point of view, Misty opens a window into the life of a professional ballerina who lives life center stage: from behind the scenes at her first auditions to her triumphant roles in some of the most iconic ballets. But in this beautifully written memoir, she also delves deeper to reveal the desire and drive that made her dreams reality.”
Alberto Aguilera Valadez (Juan Gabriel) tells the story of his life as he remembers it. This interview includes unpublished testimony from various artists, producers and friends who knew Alberto in his private and professional life. Includes added dramatizations from the mini-series “Until I Met You.”
This book will give direct insight into the thought processes of Twyla Tharp. It is written to give the reader practical lessons and exercises to develop their own creativity and draws from her experience as a dancer and choreographer.
P.S. Did you know, when you purchase from the AmazonSmile program through Amazon, 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases gets donated to Ballet Arizona when you select us as your charitable organization!