Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ballet @ your Library!

Ballet fun for your entire family will be held in the Lecture Hall of the Dover Public Library on Wednesday, October 19th at 4 PM when Edra Toth, founder and Director of Edra Toth's Academy of Dance & Music, brings her dancers to join the author, David Rottenberg, in a special reading & ballet performance of Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig.

Born in Budapest, Hungary, Edra Toth immigrated to Boston, MA when she was a small child, during the Hungarian uprising in 1956. E. Virginia Williams, the founder of the Boston Ballet, offered Toth a scholarship to attend her school of dance. Toth became Williams’s protégé and made her dance debut at the age of 13. She became prima ballerina at age 15 and danced with Rudolph Nureyev when she was 18. Toth performed at the White House at the invitation of the Johnson administration, and since her retirement as a dancer, has dedicated herself to dance education through her dance academies and the ballet company, NorthEastern Ballet Theatre, of which she is the artistic director.

David Ira Rottenberg, who lives in Natick, MA, has published three business books with business professor, Jeffrey Shuman, and a poetry book, Soldiers of Beauty. Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig is his first children's book.

Following the performance, Ms. Toth will teach the children in the audience some dance steps in a mini-ballet class, and Mr. Rottenberg will be available to answer questions and sign copies of his book. Wear your tutus & dancing shoes (optional) & bring your camers! All are welcome!

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