REAL ART WAYS: Jennifer Homans discusses Mr. B: George Balanchine's 20th Century

Sunday, March 26, 2023 - 2:30pm

On Sunday, March 26 2023, join us at Real Art Ways in Hartford for a reading and discussion with Jennifer Homans about her new book George Balanchine’s 20th Century. 2:30 discussion immediately followed by a book signing. This is a free community event. 

Can't attend?  Reserve your signed book here and we'll let you know when it is available for pick up in the store.


“An intricate, meticulously researched biography of the revered and controversial dance icon…engrossing, vivid…the definitive account.” – Kirkus Reviews 

Arguably the greatest choreographer who ever lived, George Balanchine was one of the cultural titans of the twentieth century—The New York Times called him “the Shakespeare of dancing.” His radical approach to choreography—and life—reinvented the art of ballet and made him a legend. Written with enormous style and artistry, and based on more than one hundred interviews and research in archives across Russia, Europe, and the Americas, Mr. B carries us through Balanchine’s tumultuous and high-pitched life story and into the making of his extraordinary dances.

The book cover of Mr. B which features a man and a woman dancing in a studio in black and white.

About Jennifer Homans

Jennifer Homans is the dance critic for The New Yorker and the bestselling author of Mr. B: George Balanchine’s 20th Century (2022) and Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet (2010). She is the editor of When the Facts Change, a collection of writings by her late husband, Tony Judt. Homans was a professional dancer and performed with the Pacific Northwest Ballet before earning a BA at Columbia University and a PhD in Modern European History at New York University, where she is now a Distinguished Scholar in Residence and the Founding Director of the Center for Ballet and the Arts.

A black and white image of a woman sitting on a stool hunched over with her hand holding her chin.



Event address: 
Real Art Ways
56 Arbor Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Mr. B: George Balanchine's 20th Century By Jennifer Homans Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812994308
Availability: Ships to our store in 3-8 Days
Published: Random House - November 1st, 2022