George Balanchine


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in Saint Petersberg, Russian Federation
January 22, 1904

Died
April 30, 1983

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George Balanchine, born Giorgi Melitonis dze Balanchivadze in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to Georgian parents, was one of the 20th century's foremost choreographers, a pioneer of ballet in the United States, co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet: his work created modern ballet, based on his deep knowledge of classical forms and techniques. He was a choreographer known for his musicality; he did not illustrate music but expressed it in dance and worked extensively with Igor Stravinsky, his contemporary. ...more

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101 Stories of the Great Ba...

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Balanchine's Complete Stori...

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Choreography By George Bala...

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Balanchine's Festival of Ba...

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Balanchine Calendar

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Choreography of George Bala...

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Schlaflose Nächte mit Tscha...

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Balanchine Calendar

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Balanchine 2000 Calendar

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More books by George Balanchine…
“I don't want people who want to dance, I want people who have to dance. ”
George Balanchine

“Why are you stingy with yourselves? Why are you holding back? What are you saving for—for another time? There are no other times. There is only now. Right now.”
George Balanchine

“See the music, hear the dance.”
George Balanchine

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