Monday, February 18, 2008

Siena Cherson Siegel & Mark Siegel. TO DANCE

Here’s a brand new selection from our coming soon Graphic Novel section, TO DANCE. This is a memoir of Siena Siegel’s life as a ballerina. It begins when she is a very young girl who loves to dance. She skipped, twirled and danced every where she went, because “A big, empty space is always an invitation to dance.” After attending a performance of the Bolshoi Ballet from Russia, Siena is forever changed. She dreams of being a ballerina. She works hard on her dream and makes it into the esteemed School of American Ballet and later performs with the New York City Ballet.
This is a beautiful way to read about her life in the ballet. I couldn’t imagine this story without the artwork, done by her husband, Mark Siegel. You feel the fluid illustrations almost dancing across the page. You really feel as though you have been a part of the dancing world. This is a real treat!