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George Balanchine
(1904-1983) born on
Jan 22
Russian choreographer. He was the most influential choreographer of classical ballet in U.S. in the 20th C.; his works of cool neoclassicism include "The Nutcracker," 1954.
         
   
F
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.

R
The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
A
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.
N
First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.
K
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Newsweek," 4 May 1964.
R: In "Life," 11 Jun 1965.
A: In NY "Times," 16 Dec 1963.
N: In "Balanchine," by Bernard Taper 1963.
K: In "Time," 15 Sep 1980.
   


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