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LAURA YOUNG, author of “Boston Ballerina: A Dancer, a Company, an Era”

November 16, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Boston Ballerina is both a memoir of LAURA YOUNG’s personal journey and a fascinating account of Boston Ballet’s rise from a regional troupe to the internationally recognized company that it is today. It is interspersed with ruminations on the history of ballet, stories from the company’s Balanchine-influenced early years under founder E. Virginia Williams, and recollections from noteworthy tours, including those featuring the legendary Rudolf Nureyev, with whom Young was frequently paired.

Young was a company dancer in the Boston Ballet since its inception in 1965 and continues with the organization as a Boston Ballet School faculty member.

Details

Date:
November 16, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Website:
http://www.bpl.org/programs/author_series.htm?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D124565096

Venue

Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Phone:
617-536-5400
Website:
http://www.bpl.org/

Organizer

Boston Public Library
Phone:
6175365400
Email:
ask@bpl.org
Website:
www.bpl.org

Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.