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Kathleen Warren
Kathleen Warren • 1 year ago

Amazon.com: Dancing for Mr B - Six Balanchine Ballerinas / Moylan, Tallchief, Ashley, Kistler, Hayden, Kent: Maria Tallchief, George Balanchine: Movies & TV

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Maria Tallchief with George Balanchine. Photo by Martha Swope.

On my way to see this -- it's been on my list for a long time. Such an important film.

george balanchine’s school of american ballet, 1936.

Gelsey Kirkand was born in Pennsylvania in 1952. When she was fifteen George Balanchine asked her to join the New York City Ballet; two years later she became Soloist. Balanchine created his new Firebird with her as the lead. In 1974 she left the NYCB and joined the American Ballet Theatre as a principal dancer opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov. She is now retired from performing and has become an inspired teacher and coach.

“God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it; from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.” George Balanchine