See Article History Alternative Title: His works, characterized by a cool neoclassicism, include The Nutcracker and Don Quixoteboth pieces choreographed for the New York City Ballet, of which he was a founderthe artistic director, and the chief choreographer. He was also a pioneer in choreography for film and musical theatre. The theatre closed for some months inand, until the Imperial School reopened in as the Soviet State School of Ballet, he had to support himself with unskilled jobs or by playing piano in a cinema.
Conceived and curated by a longtime associate of Balanchine, Edward Bigelow, the exhibit is not only an educational experience, but also a tribute.
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Then, beginning on the first ring is a chronological progression of ballets that Balanchine created. On the upper rings are selected new works by choreographers who carry on his legacy.
A baby snapshot of Georgi Melitonovich Balanchivadze, born in St. It was a heady, creative time during which he produced some of his early masterworks, including Apollo and Prodigal Son, both of which are represented in this exhibit.
While some of these photographs proved easy to find, Mr.
Bigelow and his team had to dig a little deeper for others. A picture of Balanchine arriving in Copenhagen, for instance, had a photo credit that was misspelled, which made its ownership a mystery. Researchers contacted the Royal Danish Ballet, where the archivist suggested turning instead to the Danish newspaper Politiken.
In the end, the team learned that the photo had been taken by a subsidiary of the newspaper "Polphoto," which had the rights and agreed to allow the photo to be part of the tribute.
The research, though, turned out to be a breeze compared with the process of sifting through the mountains of photos in the chronological display of ballets. This portion of the exhibit, which begins on the first ring of the lobby, gives viewers a look at that enormous body of work that established an American ballet tradition.
In some cases, the ballets are represented by more than one photo in order to show how productions and dancers have evolved over time. Similarly, a photo of Liebeslieder Walzer reveals a ballet with a very different look from the current production.
One of the key considerations in the photo selection process was the need to represent dancers from different eras. Balanchine she was an inspiration because she could move in an American way," said Ms.
Tracey explained, "Whatever he wanted to create, he had someone he could trust to put it onstage. Dance Theater of Harlem is shown in Concerto Barocco. The Kirov Ballet is seen dancing Jewels. To show the ways in which Mr. It was this belief in the importance of new work that has set New York City Ballet apart from most other ballet companies.
With so much material to see, ballet-goers are going to have to step lively to get through the sizable exhibit.Personal life. In , Balanchine married Tamara Geva, a sixteen-year-old dancer. After his divorce from Tamara Geva, Balanchine was partnered with Alexandra Danilova from through Cause of death: Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (diagnosed only after his death).
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