Deirdre Kelly

Short and Sweet

Ballerina: Sex, Scandal, and Suffering Behind the Symbol of Perfection
by Deirdre Kelly

Jenna Mazur’s review

Jan 05, 13
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Read from January 02 to 05, 2013

Wow, great book covering how the art of ballet evolved from the start, in Paris, to present day. We learn about the different problems each century faced: prostitution, catching on fire, injury, lack of funds, suppressed rights, critical body issues and insufficient job coverage and pay. Sometimes the language is repetitive, but the amount of research Deirdre Kelly would have had to do to create the work is astounding.

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