What is George Balanchine?

  • (noun): United States dancer and choreographer (born in Russia) noted for his abstract and formal works (1904-1983).
    Synonyms: Balanchine

George Balanchine

George Balanchine, born Giorgi Balanchivadze (Georgian: გიორგი ბალანჩივაძე, Russian: Георгий Мелитонович Баланчивадзе) (January 22 1904 – April 30, 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. Thirty-nine of his more than four hundred ballets were choreographed to music by Stravinsky.

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Katherine Healy - Biography
... She was trained in George Balanchine's School of American Ballet, and performed the character of Marie (more often known as Clara) in the New York ... and the principal roles in Etudes, The Nutcracker, Balanchine's Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux and the Don Quixote Pas de Deux ... in Swan Lake (Act II) and the lead role in Balanchine's Allegro Brillante for the Eglevsky Ballet, the role of Swanilda in Brett Raphael's production of Coppélia for the Connecticut Ballet and ...
Singapore Dance Theatre - Repertoire
... ballet, from renowned choreographers like Goh Choo San, George Balanchine, Jean Paul Comelin, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, Val Caniparoli, Edwaard Liang, Nils ... SDT presented a company premieres of George Balanchine's ballets Concerto Barocco, Serenade and Allegro Brillante in recent years and next will add Divertimento #15 ... presented a Tchaikovsky Festival with Balanchine's Allegro Brillante, Serenade and Swan Lake Act II ...
Ballets Russes And Descendants - Principal Productions
... Francis Poulenc Bronislava Nijinska Marie Laurencin 1924 Les Fâcheux Georges Auric Bronislava Nijinska Georges Braque 1924 Le Train Bleu Darius Milhaud Bronislava Nijinska ... Milhaud) George Balanchine André Derain 1927 La chatte Henri Sauguet George Balanchine Naum Gabo 1927 Mercure Erik Satie Léonide Massine Pablo Picasso 1927 Pas d'acie ...