Join us for an exclusive book reading of “The Making of Markova” by Tina Sutton!

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

"The Making of Markova" by Tina Sutton. Book Cover.
“The Making of Markova” by Tina Sutton. Book Cover.

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.

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