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Suzanne Farrell, George Balanchine


George Balanchine on creativity

“God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it; from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.” George Balanchine


The Prolific George Balanchine

George Balanchine conferring with Lincoln Kirstein, who invited him to co-found a new American ballet company after seeing his choreography in Europe.

The ABC’s of the USA’s Most Famous Choreographer: George Balanchine


George Balanchine, born Giorgi Balanchivadze in Russia (1904-1983), was one of the 20th century's most famous choreographers, a developer of ballet in the United States and the co-founder and balletmaster of New York City Ballet. He was a choreographer known for his musicality; he expressed music with dance and worked extensively with Igor Stravinsky. 39 of his more than 400 ballets were choreographed to music by Stravinsky. At nine he was accepted into the Imperial Ballet School.


George Balanchine and Walt Disney's Fantasia

Vera Zorina And George Balanchine, Director Of The New York Ballet, at home in New York. January 15, 1939

"How to Have a Shorter, Less Painful Birth, All Naturally" Prenatal Guide

Beautiful photos - a time when even the ballerinas seemed to enjoy a little more weight in their carriage :)