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George Balanchine. George Balachine. Full Name: George Melitonovich Balanchivadeze Occupation: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer Birth Date: January 22, 1904 Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, Russia Death Date: April 30, 1986 Education:

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George balanchine

George Balanchine


George balachine

George Balachine

  • Full Name:

    • George MelitonovichBalanchivadeze

  • Occupation: Ballet Dancer, Choreographer

  • Birth Date: January 22, 1904

  • Place of Birth: St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Death Date: April 30, 1986

  • Education:

    • Imperial School of Ballet, Soviet State School of Ballet, Petrograd State Conservatory of Music, Mariinsky Theatre


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George Balanchine

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoyr458kIvs


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George Balanchine


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George Balanchine

  • Famous For:

    • Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Chief Choreographer for the NYC Ballet Co.

    • Co-Founded the American Ballet

    • Co-Founded the School of American Ballet

    • Choreographed for Broadway and Hollywood movies

    • Produced more than 150 works for NYC Ballet Co.

    • Produced more than 465 works total which have been performed by nearly every ballet company in the world.

    • Seasonal performances of the Nutcracker (1954)


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George Balanchine

  • Neo-classical style (20th century)

  • Plotless ballets

    • Advanced technique vs. theatrical/romanticism

  • Dancing upstaged glitz and storytelling

  • Dancers in practice uniforms not costumes

  • Never featured a star

    • Performance should outshine the individual


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George Balanchine Ballets

Stars and Stripes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh_110bUO9w

Who Cares

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhFWOPfgab0

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaAiKkmjp3c

Concerto Brorocco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd1SDbQbHvM


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