Misty Copeland (offsite)

Online ticket sales for this event are now closed. Some additional tickets will be available at the door.  Book signing free and open to the public.

Monday, February 23, 7:00 PM (rescheduled from January 26)
OFFSITE EVENT: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration
Misty Copeland presents Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina
Discussion & book signing
Tickets (book included) $18.50 or $75 VIP at greenlightbookstore.com

Misty Copeland’s memoir Life in Motion, just released in paperback, is the story of how the author makes history as the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. At the time she discovered ballet at an after-school community center at age thirteen, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings for a place to sleep on the floor. A true prodigy, she quickly performed feats unheard of for any classical dancer. But when Misty became caught between the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind. Copeland speaks about her story at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration, a community development corporation serving Central Brooklyn, which works with low-income families providing a range of supports to help them see beyond their current circumstances to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Restoration also hosts a range of arts programs, including a multidisciplinary youth arts academy and several professional dance companies. An interview and discussion with Copeland will be followed by a book signing.

Advance tickets available online at greenlightbookstore.com/COPELAND.

$18.50 basic ticket includes a guaranteed seat and a copy of the book. $75 VIP ticket (limited to 50 guests) includes premium event seating and private pre-event reception with Misty Copeland from 6-7 pm, as well as a copy of the book.

Organizations can purchase blocks of 10 or more tickets at 10% off, plus the option to pick up the book early (great for reading groups!)  For ticket block purchases, contact Jessica at jessica@greenlightbookstore.com or (718) 246-0200.Book signing is free and open to the public; additional free seating may be offered on the day of the event, pending availability.

Please note: all tickets purchased for January 26 will be honored for the February 23 event.  Please email jessica@greenlightbookstore.com with questions.

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation is located at 1368 Fulton Street (at Marcy Avenue) in Brooklyn.

Event date: 

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

1368 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY