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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George Balanchine was a great ballet choreographer. His masterpieces are on par with dozens of 20th century masters in other arts, says Teachout. But ballet companies have done a poor job of reprising his legacy. His is an important and heroic legacy of artistic excellence. Read full review

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George Balanchine was a great ballet choreographer. His masterpieces are on par with dozens of 20th century masters in other arts, says Teachout. But ballet companies have done a poor job of reprising his legacy. His is an important and heroic legacy of artistic excellence. 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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