In his novel Our Lives as Kites Marius Hancu traces the peripatetic life and career of a female ballet dancer from her training in Canada through periods as a soloist with major companies to becoming a choreographer commissioned to make work for international ballet companies and events.  The title reflects his heroine Yvonne’s fascination with kites, originally kindled by her father, and the kites serve throughout as a metaphor for the different strands and relationships in her life; flying them becomes an almost choreographic task of keeping them moving freely and untangled.  (more…)