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Balanchine the teacher; fundamentals that shaped the first generation of New York City Ballet dancers.

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Balanchine the teacher; fundamentals that shaped the first generation of New York City Ballet dancers.

Walczak, Barbara and Una Kai.

U. Press of Florida

2008

302 pages

$25.00

Paperback

GV1785

For dancers, musicians, researchers, and enthusiasts, this book details the techniques that choreographer and ballet teacher George Balanchine taught in New York City during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Walczak, who teaches ballet in New York, begins with descriptions of 24 classes she took with him during this period, with notes about music, terminology, and how exercises are done. Kai, who worked with Balanchine as a student, assistant ballet mistress, and ballet master, then outlines techniques and exercises he taught her, as well as the basics of his method. There is no index.

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