Jennifer Homans, author of Apollo's Angels, A History of Ballet, named one of the "10 Best Books" in 2010 by the New York Times Book Review, will speak at Greenwich Library on January 19 at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room as part of the AuthorsLive@GreenwichLibrary series. Diane's Books will provide books for sale and signing.
Homans, an historian and dance critic for the New Republic, as well as a former professional ballerina, will discuss her critically acclaimed book, Apollo's Angels, A History of Ballet. Over the course of a decade Homans researched and wrote this richly drawn story of the evolution of ballet from its origins to the present. Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews conducted in Paris, Copenhagen, London, New York, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Apollo's Angels shows that ballet was not only artistic, but political: bound up with the fate of kings, courts and states.