Balanchine


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United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983)

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Repetiteurs certified by The George Balanchine Trust stage ballets for annual concerts-typically one piece each in the fall and spring.
But Eugene Ballet has never performed a Balanchine ballet.
(2) </pre> <p>Consequently, Balanchine's first experiments with Western social dances began in St.
For the mature Balanchine, the dancer is the vehicle of the choreographer and bends her character to fit the steps.
Dance critic Elizabeth Kendall, for whom Joseph's physical descriptions presumably trigger internal visual snapshots of Balanchine's vocabulary, ecstatically wrote in her review, "Suddenly all one's favorite moments in the Stravinsky-Balanchine oeuvre make sense" (New York Times, 2 August 2002, Book Review section).
This season also will include performances of ballets by choreographers who influenced Balanchine, notably August Bournonville, Michel Fokine and Marius Petipa.
From memoirs and rare archival materials, Kendall evokes the "half-sumptuous, half-Spartan" existence that Balanchine and "Lidochka" led at the Imperial Theater School.
So what makes this dance meaningful to so many, especially since Balanchine is famously remembered as insisting that Serenade is a story-less ballet--nothing more than a simple dance for women on a moonlit night?
I liked the Balanchine argument (which I found via Twitter).
I do believe that directors and programmers should dare a little more, like Balanchine dared in his time to try new things.
In 1954 he collaborated with Balanchine on Balanchine's Complete Stories of the Great Ballets, which has been reissued under various titles.
Although shown on PBS earlier this year, this first commercially released performance of George Balanchine's plotless, full-evening work proudly earns a place in the permanent libraries of both casual balletomanes and veteran admirers of the choreographer.
She will always be known as a Balanchine ballerina, but she didn't start there.
Stephanie Saland is a former star of the New York City Ballet, where she danced from the Stravinsky Festival of 1972 to the Balanchine Festival of 1993.
His splendid talent had already inspired Jerome Robbins to make Afternoon of a Faun and now it was Balanchine's turn.