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Balancing Balanchine

Any good artist leaves behind works of value when he dies. When a great artist dies, he leaves an entire landscape transformed. George Balanchine, the protean...

Dance: The Ballerina Is Boss

My God, she can't be that young," someone whispered loudly as a svelte Suzanne Farrell slipped through the curtains of the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater. She...

Dance: The Joy of Pure Movement

George Balanchine: 1904-1983 His enthusiasms included the paintings of Braque, the writings of Pushkin, the politics of Eisenhower and the comedy of Jack...

Dance: A Ballade to Celebrate

Balanchine returns to choreography The merest suggestion that he has been away makes him bristle. "For eight hours only" is the retort, that being the length...

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