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George Balanchine The Ballet Maker Eminent Lives

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Written by the gifted author editor and dance critic Robert Gottlieb George Balanchine describes the life and art of the celebrated revolutionary ballet choreographer Here is a necessary and sing Очень базовая биография Баланчина из которой понятно только что он был безнадёжно гетеросексуален имел привычку жениться на всех своих любовницах балеринах говорил по английски с акцентом и поставил много балетов

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Ular look at the life of one of the great figures of the 20th Century the dynamic Balanchine founder of The New York City Ballet collaborator of Stravinsky and inspiration to countless fans over I really enjoyed this book This is a great short introduction to the genius of George Balanchine his life story and all his contributions to American ballet I came in with basic knowledge of ballet famous ballerinas and Balanchine having seen a few of his ballets and being passionate about the art and the NYCB for a while now so I was eager to learn about him This did the job and I found myself actually smiling a lot sometimes laughing outloud as I was reading the many anecdotes picturing him 'staging' ballets as he would say and realizing how incredible and gifted this man was There were some great uotes that I feel really captured him and made me like him even I admit I laughed out loud when Gottlieb talked about seeing Cranko's ballet with a patched together Tchaikovsky score and Balanchine goes You know why that one die Cranko had died young of a hear attack Tchaikovsky up in heaven looked down and saw that ballet and went to God and said 'Get that one'My favorite however was Martha Graham talking about Balanchine and his process of choreographing It's like watching light pass through a prism The music passes through him and in the same natural yet marvelous way that a prism refracts light he refracts music into dance It's a concise articulated and sweet biography of the best ballet choreographer of the 20th century that I would recommend to anyone eager to know the man behind some of the most famous moder ballets out there I'm now looking forward to reading bigger biographies and some books from his dancers like Farrell and Tallchief and to keep expanding my knowledge on ballet history

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The course of his long and storied career George Balanchine is another engaging entry in the HarperCollins’ “Eminent Lives” series of biographies by distinguished authors on canonical figur George Balanchine actually has a pretty fascinating life story Don’t worry Lucius I’m not praising him as a choreographer but this book was nearly impossible to get through because of the dull voice the author employed Yes this is a biography thus non fiction but that does not automatically toss a book in the boring category Certainly a biographer’s job is different than that of a fiction writer A biographer must stick to the solid facts while a fiction writer is free to do whatever he or she pleases The trueness of a biographer’s story does not excuse repetitive sentence structure and lack of voice The duty of a biographer is to chronicle a person’s life but it is also to write in such a way that people actually want to read it Needful is another engaging entry Gemini in the HarperCollins’ “Eminent Lives” series of biographies by distinguished authors on canonical figur George Balanchine actually has a pretty fascinating life story Don’t worry Lucius I’m not praising him as a choreographer but this book was nearly Mirrored Heavens impossible to get through because of the dull voice the author employed Yes this A Drop Around the World is a biography thus non fiction but that does not automatically toss a book Holiness in the boring category Certainly a biographer’s job Step by Step is different than that of a fiction writer A biographer must stick to the solid facts while a fiction writer Oswald Mathias Ungers is free to do whatever he or she pleases The trueness of a biographer’s story does not excuse repetitive sentence structure and lack of voice The duty of a biographer Afghan Guerrilla Warfare: In the Words of the Mjuahideen Fighters (Zenith Military Classics) is to chronicle a person’s life but Pontius Pilate, Saint Ronan of Brittany, Th�ophile: Three Plays in Verse (Classic Reprint) it Black Friday (Maggie ODell, is also to write Madrid in such a way that people actually want to read Das Urantia Buch it


10 thoughts on “George Balanchine The Ballet Maker Eminent Lives

  1. says:

    Очень базовая биография Баланчина из которой понятно только что он был безнадёжно гетеросексуален имел привычку жениться на всех своих любовницах балеринах говорил по английски с акцентом и поставил много балетов


  2. says:

    This is a great place to start if you don't know very much about Balanchine It's short readable and offers a high level introduction to Balanchine's life and his contributions to ballet Robert Gottlieb can get a little pretentious at times as he keeps mentioning how he and other NYCB backers were visionary than the dance critics writing about Balanchine's shows but he does a nice job of distilling seventy years into 200 pagesBalanchine on the Danes The people here are shit Nobody understands anything Their heads are empty unless they see something resembling a sandwichBalanchine on Colonel Wassily de Basil An octopus A crooked octopus and with bad tasteBalanchine on choreographing an elephant ballet If they are very young elephants I will do itHis third wife on how Balanchine proposed 'Maria' he said 'I would like you to become my wife' I could barely speak and the silence was awkward I still called him Mr Balanchine Under the circumstances I thought it would be ludicrousBalanchine on that marriage You know I loved Maria great dancer great woman was like tiger Being married to tiger very exciting but after awhile being married to tiger takes too much energyBalanchine on my life philosophy I like to do things certain ways and I disagree with everybody but I don't even want to argueGottlieb mentions early on that life in a ballet company is exactly as dramatic and with just as many romantic entanglements as you might expect I LOVE it From Danilova throwing lapis lazuli earrings at Balanchine I had expected diamonds so I threw them in his face to Balanchine chasing Suzanne Farrell for years she leaves the company because he won't give roles to her husband this does not disappoint So many of the episodes are so uickly related that I know there must be On to a larger biography


  3. says:

    A succinct survey of Balanchine read just in time for Los Angeles Ballet's Balanchine Festival Gold Balanchine Red is still running fyi which I saw with C and her dad I can no longer tell what I learned from this book as opposed to the million other ballet memoirs I've read but it does neatly encapsulate why Balanchine and his dancers have captured my fascination Here is Balanchine on his own beginnings as a dancer I was as a matter of fact a wonderful dancerBalanchine's philosophy on marriage I don't need a housewife I need a nymph who fills the bedroom and floats out Which translates into his philosophy on romantic ballets the man always seeks and the woman fleesHere is second wife Alexandra Danilova on the lapis lazuli earrings he brought her I had been expecting diamonds so I threw the earrings in his face Third wife Maria Tallchief's friend Vera Brown upon learning of Balanchine's proposal to Maria which took place at a time when Maria was still calling him Mr Balanchine George who?Fourth wife Tanauil LeClerc at their wedding Oh my God what Have I Let Myself IN FOR?A fellow company member on Suzanne Farrell's return to NYCB six years after Suzanne married another dancer whom Balanchine promptly fired Suzanne's coming back is the best thing that's happened to us since she leftOn the dual reasons for his love of Bach the mathematical precision of his music and at the same time its purely emotional and unfeigned striving for GodBalanchine when asked if Stars and Stripes had a story Yes The United StatesMelodrama aside the choreography we saw at Balanchine Gold was pretty wonderful C and her dad liked La Sonnambula the best which was originated by Tallchief as the Couette and Danilova as the Sleepwalker Balanchine also revived it for Allegra Kent during his Allegra Kent phase My favorite piece from that night the whole reason d'etre for seeing Gold and not Red was Concerto Barocco set to Bach's Violin Concerto in D Minor The footwork got a bit lost but check out the YouTube video of LeClerc and Diana Adams who portray the violins personified My next milestone is to go back to the source NYCB which I have never seen ZOMG I just looked and NYCB will be performing Serenade in June


  4. says:

    35 starsThis was clearly written by someone who loved Balanchine and glosses over any difficult or problematic aspects of his life but I liked visiting the ballet world Made me want to go see dancewhich hopefully I can again in the not too far off future


  5. says:

    Interesting bio


  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this book This is a great short introduction to the genius of George Balanchine his life story and all his contributions to American ballet I came in with basic knowledge of ballet famous ballerinas and Balanchine having seen a few of his ballets and being passionate about the art and the NYCB for a while now so I was eager to learn about him This did the job and I found myself actually smiling a lot sometimes laughing outloud as I was reading the many anecdotes picturing him 'staging' ballets as he would say and realizing how incredible and gifted this man was There were some great uotes that I feel really captured him and made me like him even I admit I laughed out loud when Gottlieb talked about seeing Cranko's ballet with a patched together Tchaikovsky score and Balanchine goes You know why that one die? Cranko had died young of a hear attack Tchaikovsky up in heaven looked down and saw that ballet and went to God and said 'Get that one'My favorite however was Martha Graham talking about Balanchine and his process of choreographing It's like watching light pass through a prism The music passes through him and in the same natural yet marvelous way that a prism refracts light he refracts music into dance It's a concise articulated and sweet biography of the best ballet choreographer of the 20th century that I would recommend to anyone eager to know the man behind some of the most famous moder ballets out there I'm now looking forward to reading bigger biographies and some books from his dancers like Farrell and Tallchief and to keep expanding my knowledge on ballet history


  7. says:

    George Balanchine actually has a pretty fascinating life story Don’t worry Lucius I’m not praising him as a choreographer but this book was nearly impossible to get through because of the dull voice the author employed Yes this is a biography thus non fiction but that does not automatically toss a book in the boring category Certainly a biographer’s job is different than that of a fiction writer A biographer must stick to the solid facts while a fiction writer is free to do whatever he or she pleases The trueness of a biographer’s story does not excuse repetitive sentence structure and lack of voice The duty of a biographer is to chronicle a person’s life but it is also to write in such a way that people actually want to read it


  8. says:

    fabulous from gottlieb who was there nice to mention in passing that you edited Catch 22; was editor in chief at the New Yorker; and worked to run the NYCB with Balanchine and Kirstein Favorite anecdote there's a techie smoking on the stage as he cleans up Balanchine loses his temper for the only time in his life and screams at the man You don't smoke here This is a stage People DANCE here


  9. says:

    This wasn't anything spectacular but was a good no frills summary of George Balanchine's life It's only a couple hundred pages and though you could read something lyrical and let's face it juicy this is a good way to get a uick snapshot in a short amount of time


  10. says:

    Short and sweet


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