The Royal Winnipeg Ballet: the First Forty Years

Publisher: Doubleday, Toronto and New York (1978)

An affectionate and anecdotal story of the struggles of the individuals who created the first professional ballet company in Canada.

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Dance Canada: An Illustrated History

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (1989)

The first of its kind, this lavishly illustrated narrative traces the development of ballet and modern dance in Canada from its earliest beginings to the present day.

Included in Great Canadian Books of the Century, Vancouver Public Library (2000)

“Readers of all persuasions will want to own this superbly illustrated volume in which history and commentary are combined in the delivery of a gifted storyteller.” – Dance International

 Out of print, but copies available from the author (use the contact page on this website).

Evelyn Hart: An Intimate Portrait

 Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (1991)

The tragedy and triumph at the heart of the legendary career of one of the greatest ballerinas Canada has ever produced.

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Toni Cavelti: A Jeweller’s Life

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (1996)

“An elegant, New Yorker-style essay … the craft of the writer and the goldsmith combine to make this a wonderful book.” – Peter C. Newman

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Revealing Dance: Selected Writings, 1970s-2001

Publisher: Dance Collection Danse/University of Toronto Press (2001)

A broad selection of criticism and commentary from magazines and newspapers ranging from The New York Times and Dance Magazine to The Vancouver Sun and Maclean’s. Plus a blow-by-blow account of a celebrated dispute between National Ballet of Canada artistic director James Kudelka and ballerina Kimberly Glasco.

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The Defiant Imagination: Why Culture Matters

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (2004)

  A passionate manifesto asserting the central importance of art and culture to modern society.

Originally published as a trade paperback, it is now available in e-book form.

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