American Ballet Theater and Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer David Hallberg has announced that he will release a memoir in the fall about his life and experiences as a dancer. The book, called 'A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back,' will be published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster and released on November 7th.
Hallberg has had a tough few years. After an ankle injury in 2014, he was forced to take over 2 years off from dancing. He spent much of his recovery time at The Australian Ballet, going through physical therapy and conditioning his body. Hallberg began performing again at the end of 2016.
Hallberg made the following statement on his website:
“I am thrilled to share the announcement of my book A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back… For the past several years, I have been writing about my career and experience performing on some of the most amazing stages in the world, but the true impetus for the book came when I suffered my injury three years ago. It was then that I decided to open up and write about what I was going through during that struggle to return to my art form.”
You can now preorder 'A Body of Work' on Amazon.