New and Notable Ballet Books

Published in the Dec 2009/Jan 2010 issue.


Roberto Bolle: An Athlete in Tights

High-profile photographer Bruce Weber turns his camera on ballet stud Roberto Bolle in this new book of images. The collection showcases the Italian-born dancer’s stunning facility and captivating presence. Bolle, who has performed with The Royal Ballet, La Scala Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet, returns to American Ballet Theatre this season as a principal. —Kristin Lewis

The Sugarless Plum: A Ballerina’s Triumph Over Diabetes

 
Former NYCB dancer Zippora Karz tells her inspirational story—and gives us an interesting peek at the City Ballet of the ’80s and ’90s.