Feature: Guide to Balanchine

Monday 3 August 2009

New York City Ballet, London Coliseum. 'Serenade' 12, 14, 16 March.08. Chor: Balanchine. Dancers: Maria Kowroski and Jenifer Ringer. Photo: Paul Kolnik Balanchine in context

With the Mariinsky Ballet featuring a Balanchine programme in their 2009 season at the Royal Opera House, Sanjoy Roy provides a detailed account of George Balanchine‘s life and work.

“George Balanchine (1904-1983) was the Stravinsky of dance. Like Stravinsky, his most frequent collaborator, Balanchine was a Russian émigré who moved to America via Paris. Both the choreographer and the composer were leading figures in their field – and defining forces of 20th-century art.”

Read the full article in, Guardian, 30 July.09

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Interview with principle ballerina of the Mariinsky Ballet, Alina Somova

Photo credits:
New York City Ballet, London Coliseum_. ‘Serenade’_ 12, 14, 16 March.08. Chor: Balanchine. Dancers: Maria Kowroski and Jenifer Ringer. Photo: Paul Kolnik

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