Balanchine: A Biography

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University of California Press, 1984 - Choreographers - 438 pages
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Written with wit, insight, and candor, this updated edition of Balanchine is a book that will delight lovers of biography as well as those with a special interest in dance. For this edition the author has added a thoughtful yet dramatic account of the working out of Balanchine's legacy, from the making of his controversial will to the present day. Book jacket.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Choreographer in His Element
3
CHAPTER TWO Childhood in Russia
25
CHAPTER THREE MonkeyA Student
37
CHAPTER SEVEN Rootless Years
123
CHAPTER EIGHT But First a School
147
CHAPTER ELEVEN God Creates Woman Inspires
239
Essay
264
CHAPTER TWELVE Come Back Come Back Come
273
CHAPTER THIRTEEN The Essential Tradition
291
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN The Last Year
381
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