The Friends of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University will host Boston Globe fashion columnist and culture and arts writer Tina Sutton for a reception, book signing and talk on Thursday, September 19th at 6:00 PM.
Ms. Sutton will talk about her new book The Making of Markova, a biography of acclaimed ballet choreographer and prima ballerina Alicia Markova. An exhibition of selections from Markova’s archive will be on display.
Alicia Markova (1910 – 2004) was one of the finest classical ballerinas of the 20th century and an innovator throughout her six-decade career. Born Lillian Alicia Marks in London, England, on December 1, 1910, the child dance prodigy made her professional stage debut at age 10. By 14, she was the youngest-ever soloist with Sergei Diaghilev’s famed Ballets Russes, where she worked with many of the greatest creative artists of her time, including George Balanchine, Igor Stravinsky, and Henri Matisse.
Tina Sutton is a culture, arts, and fashion writer for newspapers and magazines, currently The Boston Globe. She has been a writer, researcher, and journalist for over 30 years. She is co-author of The Complete Color Harmony: Expert Color Information for Professional Color Results (2008); and her Color Harmony Compendium: A Complete Color Reference for Designers of All Types recently saw the publication of its 25th anniversary edition (2009).
The book signing, reception, and lecture will be held in the Metcalf Ballroom of the George Sherman Union at 775 Commonwealth Avenue. Admission is free to members of the Friends of HGARC and students with a BU ID, admission for the general public is $25.