• Review: The Ballet Lover: A Journalist Documents Onstage Drama Between Nureyev And Makarova

    Review: The Ballet Lover: A Journalist Documents Onstage Drama Between Nureyev And Makarova0

    GoodReads Blurb: The Ballet Lover exposes the beauty and cruelty of ballet, the performances, the back stage moments, and the personal dramas of the famous ballet dancers Rudolf Nureyev and Natalia Makarova as seen through the eyes of an American female journalist. Paris, 1970s: the orchestra plays the first ominous note of Swan Lake. In the audience

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  • Read An Excerpt From The Ballet Lover

    Read An Excerpt From The Ballet Lover0

    The Ballet Lover by Barbara L. Baer exposes the beauty and cruelty of ballet, the performances, the back stage moments, and the personal dramas of the famous ballet dancers Rudolf Nureyev and Natalia Makarova as seen through the eyes of an American female journalist. Here is an exclusive excerpt from the novel: Now, with an

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  • 7 Fashion Passages From The Ballet Lover

    7 Fashion Passages From The Ballet Lover0

    The following passages depicting transatlantic fashion from London and Paris to New York in the 1970s are taken from the novel The Ballet Lover by Barbara L. Baer. The book is available at Open Books Direct. “Natalia Makarova entered from the wings in pink toe shoes that squeaked newness. She wore a tulle skirt too

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