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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...

Books: Balanchiniana Dancing for Balanchine

All the recent books on the late George Balanchine contain magic. The authors, whether biographers or dancers who have worked for him, have a singular advantage:...

Music: Balanchine's Big Season

The agile, accomplished New York City Ballet, which often dances in practice costumes to spare its skintight finances, shot the works last week on a brash,...

Dance: Another Leap for Baryshnikov

In Balanchine's troupe, he hopes to conquer the best ballets A dancer came upon Lincoln Kirstein, co-founder with George Balanchine of the New York City...

Dance: Stravinsky II: A Hit Sequel

New York City Ballet shows off its proud heritage "We are after all the Stravinsky company," said New York City Ballet Choreographer John Taras last week. The...

Dance: Homage to Igor

STRAVINSKY: How much music will you want for the three dancers' first variation? BALANCHINE: Thirty-one seconds, I would think. STRAVINSKY: Could you settle...

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