For Ballet and Art Lovers a new Series
Eva Stachniak on her latest book The Chosen Maiden
talking to Pauline Pankowski
The passionate, sweeping story of a remarkable dancer, Bronia, an extraordinary ballerina forever in the shadow of the legendary Nijinsky – Russia’s greatest dancer and her older brother, who charts her own course through the tumultuous years of early twentieth-century Europe. Beautifully blending fiction with fact, The Chosen Maiden plunges readers into an artistic world upended by modernity, immersing them in the experiences of the era’s giants, from Anna Pavlova and Serge Diaghilev to Coco Chanel and Pablo Picasso.