Bodies Never Lie, “A blog about dance in New York”, has started an intriguing new series of posts, kicking off with Eating George Balanchine: The First Installment of the Ballet Cookbook Dinner Series.
Here is how blogger Ryan Wenzel introduces his superb idea:
As both a balletomane and a bibliophile, I had little choice but to purchase The Ballet Cook Book, by former ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq. Although out of print for decades, the book has become legendary in dance circles. Copies are like gold dust, but after a prolonged online search I succeeded in finding one for the relatively low price of $80.
Paging through it for the first time, it was clear the book was worth every cent.… [continue reading]