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George Balanchine

George Balanchine, former ballet master of the New York City Ballet, started his career in the Imperial Russian Ballet Academy. He later joined the great Diaghilev company in Europe, becoming ballet master for that group at the age of twenty-one. In 1933 he came to New York at the invitation of the Lincoln Kirstein to found the School of American Ballet. He has been ballet master for numerous companies and his ballets are in the repertoires of distinguished ensembles in the United States and abroad. Among the more than 100 ballets he has choreographed are Apollo, Prodigal Son, Symphony in C... Read More

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101 Stories of the Great Ballets
Written by George Balanchine and Francis Mason
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 1975
$18.95/22.50(Canada) | 978-0-385-03398-5 (0-385-03398-2)

Authored by one of the ballet's most respected experts, this volume includes scene-by-scene retellings of the most popular classic and contemporary ballets, as performed by the world's leading dance companies. Certain to delight long-time fans as well as those just discovering the beauty and drama of ballet. Read more






The Classic Ballet
Written by Lincoln Kirstein and Muriel Stuart, Preface by George Balanchine
Knopf | Trade Paperback | October 2004
$28.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71077-3 (0-375-71077-9)

“For soundness, for clarity, for succinctness, this manual of basic ballet is the best there is anywhere.”
–Edwin Denby, The Nation

With a precision unparalleled in any other book of its kind, The Classic Ballet presents a lucid text, and nearly six hundred drawings describe and illustrate in minute detail the proper... Read more





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