On Thursday, November 7, 2013 from noon until 1pm at Houston Ballet’s Center for Dance, Houston Ballet and the Jewish Book and Arts Fair join forces to present a free reading by author Tina Sutton of her acclaimed book, The Making of Markova, about the great 20th century English ballerina Dame Alicia Markova. For more information, contact CCobb@houstonballet.org
British Lilian Alicia Marks became the most acclaimed classical ballerina of her generation. She overcame oppressive anti-Semitism, poverty, envy, sexism, and more. This is a spellbinding story of a smart, self-reliant, adventurous woman, proudly Jewish and ahead of her times. Given unprecedented access to Dame Markova’s journals and correspondence, Tina Sutton paints a full picture of the dancer’s astonishing life and times of one of the 20th century’s great artists. A writer, researcher, and journalist for over 35 years, Tina Sutton is a feature writer for The Boston Globe. “… Wonderment lights up every page” —Booklist, starred review.
To learn more about The Making of Markova please visit, http://themakingofmarkova.com.