Soldiers of Beauty

Soldiers of BeautySoldiers of Beauty is a sumptuous book. It celebrates ballet in a unique combination of poetry and art that appeals to the mind, the emotions and the senses. The book dances, leaps and sings to all the rhythms, sounds and colors of ballet. Rottenberg writes from the point of view of the dancers, the lovers of dance and the lovers of the dancers. The poetry is funny, sad and beautiful. The artwork is simple, sensitive and vivid. Every page is a true delight. It is exciting to see and to read. Soldiers of Beauty is a book to cherish for yourself and give to your friends. To see what the book looks like inside, click here.

“The book delivered a poignant and soulful performance. Like any true dancer, it came from the heart. I enjoyed it tremendously and it was wonderful to get to the end without any blisters on my feet!” Jennifer Gelfand, former principal dancer, Boston Ballet

“… David touches the heart of our art form through his words… the love, the sacrifice, joy and pain. Beautifully done!” Melianie Atkins, Soloist, Boston Ballet

“Poetry, art and ballet! Soldiers of Beauty is a perfect book for anyone who loves dance.”Tony Williams, Artistic Director, Balletrox

“The writer has a great sense of the soul of dancers…. For anyone who knows anything about dance, especially ballet, reading this book will be an absorbing and meaningful experience.” Richard Rutherford, former principle dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, former associate Artistic Director, Royal Winnipeg Ballet


$19.95 / Poetry Book / Soft Cover
84 Pages / 8.5 x 11
Author – David Ira Rottenberg
Illustrations – Various Artists

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