By Dame Beryl Grey
As bombs fell on London, and elderly purely fourteen, she joined Ninette de Valois’s ballet corporation, traveling Britain in the course of WWII. regardless of the problems of wartime Britain, as a real artist Beryl speedy grew to become one of many most interesting ballerinas England has ever produced. unheard of within the historical past of ballet, she first danced the complete size Swan Lake on her 15th birthday, Giselle at 16 and Princess Aurora at nineteen, changing into a number one ballerina because the corporation (which grew to become the Royal Ballet) travelled via war-ravaged Britain and Europe, and launched into the now-famous excursions of the us. Beryl turned a world dance superstar – the 1st English ballerina to bounce in Soviet Russia on the Bolshoi and in Communist China.
Having retired from dancing, Beryl grew to become the creative Director of the then significantly weakened competition Ballet. via her love of dance, her imaginative and prescient, her services and her sheer exertions, over ten years she remodeled that corporation with new dancers, new ballets, a brand new domestic and new audiences. yet despite all her good fortune as creative Director, it was once then that Beryl met her nemesis – the multi-talented, deeply bothered, Rudolf
in keeping with her letters and diaries, For the affection of Dance is a unprecedented story of a rare girl and a existence given to her past love – dance.
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For the Love of Dance by Dame Beryl Grey