David Hallberg - A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back — in conversation with Michael Kaiser — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Monday, January 29, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

As he recounts in his elegant memoir, Hallberg was inspired to dance by seeing Fred Astaire on TV. He first flirted with tap—in homemade tap shoes—then started ballet at age eleven. Classical dance quickly became a passion, and it saw him through the long hours of practice and the bullying he suffered at school. It sustained him through the self-doubt that plagued him even as he flourished as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and later when he became the first American principal at the Bolshoi Ballet. Recently recovered from an ankle injury that kept him off the stage for two years, Hallberg is once again dancing with ABT, as well as sponsoring programs to support emerging choreographers and boys interested in ballet careers. Hallberg will be in conversation with Michael M. Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from 2001 to 2014.


Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476771151
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Published: Touchstone Books - November 7th, 2017

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