Book Club: Ballerina biography 'Life in Motion' discussion Oct. 13

Oct. 7, 2015

Book Club: Ballerina biography 'Life in Motion'

The grand finale for the University's Centennial is just one month away, and one of the finale events is Dancing through the Decades, a day-long celebration of 100 years through dance.
 
The Webster University Book Club is right in step with this theme with a special October session on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at noon in the Library Conference Room. We will discuss Misty Copeland’s Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.
 
Copeland is the first African American woman to become principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Her autobiography tells the story of her relatively late discovery at age 13 of her talent for ballet,  her family’s bouts of homelessness, an ugly and public custody battle between her mother and her ballet teachers, and her incredible success on the stage.
 
A documentary about Copeland, A Ballerina’s Tale, will be released in theatres and available for download on Oct. 14.

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