Moonstone Press LLC has announced the publication of a new memoir for spring 2017: With Ballet in My Soul: Adventures of a Globetrotting Impresario by Eva Maze.
“Lively, educational, and a fun romp through Europe’s professional circles, With Ballet in My Soul blends the artistry of performance and visual enhancements with an adventurer’s heart to provide a heady mix of travelogue, career journey and personal odyssey that’s hard to put down.”
– Midwest Book Review
From the time she left Romania as a teenager in 1939, Eva Maze dreamed of being a ballet dancer. Through a series a circumstances, she became one of the first and most successful female theatrical impresarios in Europe, with a career that lasted more than 40 years.
Now in her 90s, Maze looks back at the path and passion that led her from Bucharest to the United States. In this memoir, she describes her experiences as an immigrant and a married woman, traveling through Europe and Asia, where she found her professional calling.
Business Side of Theater and Dance
Her story is set against key historical events of the 20th century including the building of the Berlin Wall, the massacre at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games as well as the rise and fall of Pan American Airlines. Maze’s fascinating past is brought to life through a combination of serious commentary and amusing anecdotes about the risks and rewards of the business side of theater and dance, some of the personalities who were part of those worlds from the 1940s to the 1990s, her own motivation for being an impresario and her personal life. Her narration is supported by more than 250 historical and modern images going back to her birth in 1922.
Performing Arts Representation
Maze represented artists and companies abroad from a vast array of talent in the performing arts of the time. Some of these included The Alvin Ailey Dance Company, The Living Theatre and The Swingle Singers. This unique woman became a prolific producer of more than 100 different types of theatrical programs from the world of dance, theater, music, mime and cabaret.
“A well-constructed autobiography about a woman who has accomplished much in her years. With beautiful photographs throughout the book, accompanying a pleasing design that makes the memoir feel as if it is almost a scrapbook, the story is engaging, well-written, and constantly surprising.”
– Red City Review