George Balanchine And Kirstein Research Paper

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The first two that I mentioned, Balanchine and Kirstein were the founders of the New York City Ballet. George Balanchine was originally born in St. Petersburg, Russia and was invited by the young American patron and support of the formation of a new American dance academy of ballet was Lincoln Kirstein. Mr. Balanchine was one of the last great choreographers under Sergei Diaghilev in the Ballet Russes. He suffered a knee injury In 1934 at the age of 29. Lincoln Kirstein sent for him and he came to America and they opened a school called the School of American Ballet in New York City. This school still exists today and I actually went to that school myself when I was fifteen years old at Julliard. During his term at NYCB which was from 1948-1983.

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