November 19, 2012

theatlanticvideo:

How George Balanchine Created New York City Ballet

“He taught America how to dance, generations after generations after generations — now only how to dance but how to look at dance, and he taught audiences to how to appreciate classical ballet” Peter Martins, Ballet Master in Chief at NYC Ballet, explains in this documentary portrait of George Balanchine. “There’s no one larger in the history of ballet — without exaggeration — than Balanchine.” 

The Russian choreographer co-founded NYC Ballet in 1948 and created a stunning range of ballets, from classical Tchaikovsky favorites to modern Stravinsky collaborations.

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