The Rise of Modern Ballet
The life story of glamorous ballet star Irina Baronova (1919-2008), prima ballerina for the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and for Ballet Theater in New York
|About the Book
In the 1930s and ’40s, the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo toured the world, introducing many to ballet as an art form, while spreading the enduring image of the ballerina as an embodiment of feminine grace and sophistication. This sumptuous, illustrated history tells the story of the rise of modern ballet and its popularity through the life story of one of ballet’s most glamorous stars, Irina Baronova (1919-2008), prima ballerina for the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo and later for Ballet Theater in New York.
|About The Author|
Drawing on letters, correspondence, oral histories, and interviews, Baronova’s daughter, the actress Victoria Tennant, warmly recounts Baronova’s dramatic life, from her earliest aspirations to her grueling time on tour to her later years in Australia as a pioneer of the art.
Victoria Tennant worked in film, television, theater and radio, receiving Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
Friends of Robinson Gardens are honored to announce that this year Victoria Tennant will be the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Benefit Garden Tour on Saturday, May 16.