McCarter History: Balanchine precurser of New York City Ballet

2083   11 years ago
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2083   11 years ago
(THIS VIDEO: New York City Ballet: Bringing Balanchine Back - Trailer‬)...On the stage of McCarter Theatre, Princeton, in 1935 a company of dancers touring under the name of "American Ballet" – the first troupe of dancers assembled in this country by an émigré Russian choreographer named George Balanchine, and as such the early precursor of what would eventually evolve into what we know today as the New York City Ballet. THIS VIDEO: 'New York City Ballet: Bringing Balanchine Back' follows the New York City Ballet, lead by Master in Chief Peter Martins to the Mariinsky theater in St. Petersburg, where ballet legend and NYC Ballet co-founder George Balanchine, along with other greats, took their first ballet steps. The eagerly anticipated trip is the first for the company since 1972 and is gracefully illustrated with both behind-the-scenes and performance footage.
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