Appearances by Toni Bentley

  • "Women Who Write about Dance" Middlebury College March 15, 2012

  • KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC, 10003 -- Reading: "What About Love?" Tuesday, February 9th, 2010. 7-9pm

  • Diaghilev's Ballet Russes, 1909-1929, Twenty Years That Changed The World of Art, Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. April 15-17, 2009.
    Toni Bentley talk: "Ida Rubinstein: Diaghilev's Cleopatra," Friday, April 17th, 2009


  • Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.
    Wednesday June 18, 2008 7 p.m.
    Reading for excerpt in DIRTY WORDS: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex
    (New York Times Review)


  • "Why Smart Women Still Care About Their Looks" -- panel discussion at the 92nd Street Y, New York, NY. 29 January 2007.

  • Paris reading, Village Voice Bookshop, 7 May, 2006. Blog entry.

  • Catullus poetry reading, hosted by Art Forum/BookForum, Illy Galleria, New York, NY. November 17, 2005. Blog entry.

  • "Dance Boom 1960-1980" panel with Joan Acocella, Toni Bentley, David Gordon, and David White moderated by Roger Copeland. Philoctetes Society, New York, NY. October 15, 2005.

  • Open Heart, Open Mind Conference, San Francisco, CA. 9-11 September 2005.

  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA. 23-24 April 2005

  • The Philoctetes Society, New York, N.Y. Panel discussion of the documentary "Writer of O" by Pola Rapaport about Dominique Aury, writer of "Writer of O," 15 April 2005

  • SmartGals SpeakEasy, Los Angeles, CA Reading and discussion of The Surrender, 27 February 2005

  • Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, N.Y. Reading of The Surrender, 17 January 2005

  • University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL. Faculty Colloquy. October 2004

  • Dance Camera West Festival, Los Angeles, CA. Audience introduction to the Michael Powel, Emeric Pressburger film “The Red Shoes.” John Anson Ford Amphitheater, 16 June 2004

  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles, CA. 23-24 April 2005

  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. “Balanchine and the Choreography of Love.” A talk given at the symposium organized by the Harvard Theatre Collection on George Balanchine. 15 April 2004

  • Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. “Sisters of Salome: The Unlikely Career of Ida Rubinstein.” 23 November 2003

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA. “Degas’s Dance.” A talk given in conjunction with the exhibition “Degas and the Dance,” curated by Richard Kendall and Jill de Vonyar. 10 February 2003 (Published in the Summer 2003 issue of “Ballet Review.”)

  • Oscar Wilde Society, London, England. “Sisters of Salome: The Reinvention of Maud Allan.” 25 January 2003
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