University of California, Santa Barbara Picks the Acclaimed Book Apollo’s Angels

January 28, 2011 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Finalist, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction
(winner to be announced March 10th, 2011)

Named one of “The 10 Best Books of 2010” by the editors of the New York Times Book Review

“It has never been done before, what Jennifer Homans has done in Apollo’s Angels. She has written the only truly definitive history of the most impossibly fantastic art form, ballet…Homans accomplishment is akin to setting the most delicate and beautiful of all the imperial Faberge eggs into a fissure high on Mount Rushmore and tracking its unlikely survival…Inspired…The story of Balanchine has been told before, and at greater lengths, but never better…An eloquent and lasting elegy to an unlasting art.”—Cover Review, The New York Times Book Review

University of California, Santa Barbara selects Apollo’s Angels for its History of Modern Dance course this winter.

JENNIFER HOMANS was a professional dancer who performed with the Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Currently the dance critic for The New Republic, she earned her Ph.D. in modern European history at New York University, where she is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence.

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