The Making of Markova

The Making of Markova

Diaghilev's Baby Ballerina to Groundbreaking Icon

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In pre-World WarI England, a frail Jewish girl – so shy she barely spoke a word until age sixand so sickly she needed to be homeschooled – is diagnosed with flat feet,knock knees and weak legs. In short order, Lilian Alicia Marks would become adance prodigy, the cherished baby ballerina of Sergei Diaghilev, and theyoungest ever soloist at his famed Ballets Russes. It was there that GeorgeBalanchine choreographed his first ballet for her, Henri Matisse designed hercostumes, and Igor Stravinsky taught her music - all when the re-christenedAlicia Markova was just 14. But the timid British dancer would be forced to overcomepoverty, jealousy, anti-Semitism, and prejudices against her unconventional looksto become the greatest classical ballerina of her generation - and one of the most celebrated, self-reliant, and adventurous. A true ambassador ofballet, Markova co-founded touring companies, traveled to the far corners ofthe world, and was the first ballerina to appear on television. Givenunprecedented access to Dame Markova’s intimate journals and correspondence, TinaSutton paints a full picture of the dancer’s astonishing life and times in1920s Paris and Monte Carlo, 1930s London, and wartime in New York and Hollywood.Ballet lovers and readers everywhere will be fascinated by the story of one ofthe 20th century’s great artists. 60 photographs
As improbable as it isinspiring, the story of one of the greatest ballerinas of the 20th century, herfortitude and reinvention, and her journey from the Ballets Russes, Balanchineand Matisse to international stardom.

Baker & Taylor
Follows Lilian Alicia Marks, a frail Jewish girl diagnosed with weak legs in pre-World War I England, as she overcomes poverty, jealousy, and anti-Semitism to become the greatest ballerina of the twentieth century.

Baker
& Taylor

This incredible and inspiring story follows Lilian Alicia Marks, a frail and sickly Jewish girl diagnosed with flat feet, knock knees and weak legs in pre-World War I England, as she overcomes poverty, jealousy, anti-Semitism and prejudice to become the greatest ballerina of the 20th century.
As improbable as it is inspiring, the story of one of the greatest ballerinas (Lilian Alicia Marks) of the 20th century, her fortitude and reinvention, and her journey from the Ballets Russes, Balanchine and Matisse to international stardom.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781605984568
1605984566
Branch Call Number: 793.32 MARKO SUTTO
Characteristics: xviii, 670 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Diaghilev, Serge 1872-1929

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