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Facts about Balanchine #22
The son of a composer, and having studied at the Petrograd Conservatory, George Balanchine often made piano reductions of the orchestral score during his choreographic process, so as to completely absorb and analyse the music he was creating on.
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Facts about Balanchine #21
Balanchine considered the creation of Apollo (originally Apollo Musagéte) in as the turning point in his career. It was the beginning of the Balanchine style of choreography.
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1 day ago

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Quotable Mr. B! "The word choreographer is too fancy for what I do. Dance supplier is better. Dance does not exist unless someone provides it" - George Balanchine
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2 days ago

Facts about Balanchine #20
In 1927 Balanchine suffered a knee injury during rehearsal, which led to an operation having his leg in a cast for a month. His knee was never strong again and his dancing career was effectively over.
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3 days ago

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It's Throwback Thursday, and our chance to look back over the wide range of different productions WAB has performed. Check out this 1993 programme of 'Hamlet' by Barry Moreland. I'm sure some of you will recognise those dancers' names. #tbt #throwbackThursday ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago

Facts about Balanchine #19
Music critic B. H. Haggin said Balanchine was for him “an artist of the same magnitude as Picasso…”
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5 days ago