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Description - Secret Muses by Julie Kavanagh

The founding choreographer of English ballet saw his influence extend far beyond that world. For more than 50 years he worked with the most famous dancers of his day and many celebrated figures came to know this dazzling and witty personality. Given complete access to Ashton's papers, Kavanagh has written a compelling and definitive account of one of the most important cultural figures of the 20th century. photos.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571190621
ISBN-10: 0571190626
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x mm)
Pages: 704
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julie Kavanagh

Julie Kavanagh was trained at the Royal Ballet School, and, while still a student, performed with a company in Cape Town, where she has spent her early childhood. As a result of injury, she gave up dancing and began a career in journalism. Her first job was on British Vogue, and for three years she worked as London Editor of Women's Wear Daily and W. In 1977 she went to Oxford, where she graduated with a First Class degree in English. For the next decade she worked as Arts Editor of Harpers & Queen, and as dance critic of The Spectator. Under Tina Brown's editorship she was London Editor for Vanity Fair, and then of The New Yorker until 1997, when she began to research the life of Rudolf Nureyev. (Her book, the official biography, will be published in 2005.)Julie Kavanagh is married to ex-Royal Ballet dancer Ross MacGibbon, now head of dance at the BBC. She has two sons, the younger of whom is currently studying at the Royal Bal

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