by Gelsey KirklandA woman I worked for told me that her mother calls this book a "soggy Valentine."The description is not inappropriate.
Still, Kirkland's devotion to art, love, and truth is so pure and genuine that it's hard for me to dismiss it as mere sap.The book is out of print now— far less sensational than her first, [Dancing On My Grave:], which I believe is the best-selling dance memoir ever, and will remain so for a very long time.Redemption and the art of creating a character are far less interesting to most readers than addiction, eating disorders, conflicts with directors, and juicy bedroom details.
Enough about the limited appeal here, then.I am grateful to Kirkland for reminding me about storytelling in dance.Being inside her head as she grapples with how to express love in ballet terms has been a wonderful experience.I look at narrative dance differently— and better— now that I have read it.
|Title||The Shape of Love|
|eBook format||eBook, (torrent)|
|File size||2.8 Mb|
|Book rating||3.62 (109 votes)