Ballet Arizona is bringing back its book club, which gives participants a chance to bond with others who appreciate this art form and also love reading.

Check out a gathering to discuss “Celestial Bodies: How to Look at Ballet” by Laura Jacobs at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, on Zoom. Jacobs, a dance critic, offers a lively, poetic introduction to classical dance. She blends history, interviews with dancers, technical definitions, descriptions of performances and personal stories in this book.

The book club will discuss “George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker” by Robert Gottlieb at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18. This book examines the life of the iconic dance figure of the 20th century, Balanchine, who co-founded and served as artistic director of The New York City Ballet and collaborated with composer Igor Stravinsky.

There is no charge to participate in the Ballet Arizona book club’s virtual gatherings. You must register ahead of time and a Zoom link will be sent to you. To learn more, visit




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