Day 28 of 84 Days of 84 Ribbons: Dancers as Writers
Like many professions, those who participate in said profession also write about it, sharing their insider views. Here are a few titles to consider. The ratings listed come from Goodreads.
The following ballet novel titles are about dancers who rise up through dance academies to join ballet companies.
1. Girl in Motion by Miriam Wenger-Landis (3.78)
2. Breaking Pointe by Miriam Wenger-Landis (3.40)
3. Bunheads by Sophie Flack (3.72)
4. Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe (no rating)
Another set of dancer-writer books are autobiographical or life stories told to writers.
A. Dancing on my Grave by Gelsey Kirkland (3.72)
B. Once a Dancer by Allegra Kent (3.99)
C. I Was a Dancer by Jaque D’Amboise (3.89)
D. Nureyev by Julie Kavanagh (4.08)
E. Martha Graham by Martha Graham (4.67) plus Notebooks of Martha Graham by Martha Graham (4.67)
F. Winter’s Season by Toni Bently (3.86)
G. Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky by Nijinsky – other versions available (3.88)
H. Margot Fontyen: a Life by Margot Fonteyn (4.03)
I. Sugarless Plum by Zippora Karz (3.61)
J. Holding on to Thin Air by Suzanne Farrell (4.0)