Nick Hayes

Lady of the Dance



Jonathan Cape 209pp £16.99 order from our bookshop

Bastien Vivès’s new graphic novel, Polina, is the next step in his ongoing fascination with the body and the way it moves in space. Charting the education of a young Russian ballet dancer, from her enrolment at ballet school as a young child to her return to the school as an accomplished, professional dancer, the book springs with the graceful motion of its characters.

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