15. Pen and Pointe Shoes: The Story of Bronia Nijinska
Reading and Conversation
with Cecily Ross
Eva Stachniak shares her wondrous historical novel about the life of ballet great Bronia Nijinska, sister to the famous dancer Vladimir Nijinsky. With Cecily Ross, Eva talks about Bronia, her brother, and the many important creatives of their time whom they counted among their friends and artistic collaborators. Eva reveals her attraction to writing about famous women, usually Polish by birth, with strong, complex characters who, despite the cultural and societal limitations of their gender and time, reach the pinnacle of success.