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Articles tagged with "George Balanchine"

Irresistible stories: Myth and art

22 June 2015

Fantastical stories thousands of years old continue to influence today’s most prominent artists.

Ballet Essentials: The Four Temperaments / Untouchable / Song of the Earth

26 March 2015

Our quick guide to The Royal Ballet’s mixed programme featuring Hofesh Shechter's debut with the Company and masterpieces by George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan.

Radical Ballet: How Balanchine turned ballet's gender conventions on their head with The Four Temperaments

23 March 2015

In a historic turning point, Balanchine subverted the established traditions of classical ballet to create a new kind of dance.

Britten and ballet: A surprisingly rich relationship

31 October 2014

Although he only created one full-length ballet, the composer had more to do with dance than you might think.

Ballet and myth: A fascination that goes back centuries

1 September 2014

How ancient mythological stories continue to inspire choreographers and dancers.

Watch: Our favourite Wendy Whelan clips

17 July 2014

In preparation for the European premiere of Restless Creature, we explore the NYC Ballet dancer’s top YouTube moments.

With a slip of the foot: How rehearsal mishaps and improvisation can leave a lasting legacy in ballet choreography

19 May 2014

George Balanchine isn't the only choreographer to be influenced by the environment of the rehearsal studio.

Jerome Robbins: A master of both ballet and musical choreography

16 May 2014

Balanchine's rival for the title of America's greatest 20th-century choreographer created ballets as well as the musicals West Side Story and Fiddler on the Roof.

Ballet Essentials: Serenade / Sweet Violets / DGV: Danse à grande vitesse

14 May 2014

A quick guide to The Royal Ballet's triple programme of one-act ballets by Balanchine, Scarlett and Wheeldon.

Your reaction: Raven Girl and Symphony in C

25 May 2013

A selection of tweets from the opening night of ballets by Wayne McGregor and Balanchine.

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