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No holds barred!,
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This review is from: Daria Klimentova - Agony and Ecstasy: My Life In Dance (Hardcover)
Ballet pun(s) intended...... A remarkably frank and insightful fly-on-the-wall adventure into how this amazing talent has made her life in ballet, and succeeded at the highest level with determination and grit, despite injuries that might have stopped a lady of lesser character.
The conflicts, jealousies and ultra-competitiveness that afflict all companies are played out in vivid but fairly-balanced accounts.
Her career-long search for the perfect partner is particularly fascinating...
A highly interesting (and educational!) journey into the usually-closed world of ballerinas, danseurs and some equally-famous (!) artistic staff. (Especially if you happened to see "The Agony and the Ecstacy" TV series on the English National Ballet).
A real page-turner... I read it in two sittings!