All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine

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Harcourt, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 185 pages
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Twenty years after his death, George Balanchine still dominates the world of ballet. Not only have his works been danced by the New York City Ballet continuously since 1948, but they also have been performed by more than two dozen other companies throughout the world. In clear and elegant writing, Terry Teachout brings to life the dramatic story of George Balanchine, a Russian émigré who fell in love with American culture, married four times and kept a mistress on the side, and transformed the art of ballet forever.

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Review: All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine

User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

Liked the writing style. Didn't really learn much about Balanchine's life before entering the ballet world. I wanted to know more about what his childhood was like, how he got into ballet. There wasn't much of that at all. Read full review

Review: All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

I consider myself to be a balletomaniac... Short bio of Mr B "Martha Graham said that watching George Balanchine choreograph a ballet was like 'watching light through a prism.' The music passes ... Read full review

Contents

THE UNKNOWN GIANT
1
ENCOUNTERS AND EVENTS
21
TOUGH POTATO
53
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Terry Teachout is the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the music critic of Commentary.

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