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Former fellow Elizabeth Kendall talks about her new book, Balanchine & the Lost Muse: Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer, with Jennifer Homans, the author of Apollo’s Angels.
This event is co-presented with the Library for the Performing Arts
Elizabeth Kendall’s books include Where She Danced:The Birth of American Art- Dance; The Runaway Bride: Hollywood Romantic Comedy of the 1930s; and American Daughter: Discovering my Mother. She has taught at Princeton, Bard College, Columbia University, and Smolny College in Russia, and she currently teaches writing at The New School. Her articles on dance have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Dance Magazine, among other publications. She did research for her new book, Balanchine & the Lost Muse, Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer, while she was a Fellow at the Cullman Center in 2004-05.
Jennifer Homans’s Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award and was one of The New York Time’s Book Review’s 2010 top ten “Books of the Year.” Homans is the dance critic for The New Republic and contributes regularly to Vogue, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Book Review, and The Guardian. A Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU, she is currently working on a book about Balanchine.