The Joffrey Ballet is a comprehensive history of the quintessential American dance troupe and a textured portrait of Robert Joffrey, the creative maverick who led and inspired it. Broadly researched, richly anecdotal, and elegantly written, The Joffrey Ballet probes the complex relationship that exists between a culture and its artists through the prism of this company's story.
"[The Joffrey Ballet is] remarkable for its warmth and vigor, and for its blending of candor and judiciousness."—Jack Anderson, New York Times Book Review
"A milestone in dance writing. Few studies in the field will be able to match Sasha Anawalt's elegant style."—Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times
"Anawalt transforms years of meticulous research into a cliffhanger of a history."—Elizabeth Zimmer, dance editor, Village Voice
"[The Joffrey Ballet] is a meticulously detailed, well-documented history, juiced with a little gossip here and there . . . [and] a valuable sweeping look at this all-important troupe."—Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune Book Review
"[Anawalt's] approach is deeper and more satisfying than straightforward biography."—Marcia B. Siegel, Village Voice