Ballerino, choreographer, dance member and artistic director of the Russian origins, George Balanchine, born in Saint Pietroburg on the 22nd of May, 1904, and moved to New York on April 30, 1983, whose original origin was Georgy Melitonovich Balanchivadze.

Figlio di un compositore, Balanchine started and studied in dance at the Imperial Theater School in 1913 and made his debut in all the annunciation in the ruolo del Principe delle schiaccianoci. Dopo essersi laureato nel 1921, si unla al Gosudarstvenny Akademichesky Teatr Oper, mentre continued gli studi di pianoforte at the Conservatorio di Pietrogrado in 1924. He choreographed, debuted with the ballet La Nuit (Rubinstein, 1920), creato per la Scuola di Teatro Marinsky, nonché alcune choreography sperimentali per il Teatro Mikhailovsky di Pietrogrado.

In 1924, I presented an autorizzato tour in the West with a piccolo gruppo di ballerini sovietici, with Cui Alexandra Danilova, Tamara Geva and Nicholas Efimoff.

All the way to Parigi, Balanchine became an auditor for Diaghilevy, and when he received his permission as a ballerino and choreographer, he was immediately recruited as Ballets Russes di Diaghilev to perform the ruolo of the main choreographer of the company in 1925. In that moment the moment changed. suo nome russo in di George Balanchine.

Dopo la morte di Diaghilev in 1929, Balanchine has choreographed for the Royal Danish Ballet, l'Opéra de Paris e Les Ballets Russe de Monte Carlo.

Nel 1935, Balanchine riuscì to form an eccezionale gruppo di studenti, with which he formed the American ballet. During the period of the Second World War, Balanchine lavorò per l 'Original Ballet Russe and il balletto Russe de Monte Carlo,

Balanchine continued a choreography for another compagnie: Le Palais de Cristal (Bizet, 1947) per l'Opéra de Paris, in Seguito Chiamato Symphony in C, e Theme and Variations (Tchaikovsky, 1947) per il Ballet Theater. Delle oltre centocinquanta choreography che Balanchine has created for the New York City Ballet, it is worth noting alcune come: Firebird (Stravinsky, 1949), Bourré Fantasque (Chabrier, 1949), Sylvia Pas de Deux (Delibes, 1950), La Valse ( Ravel, 1951), Caracole (Mozart, 1952), Scotch Symphony (Mendelssohn, 1952), Opus 34 (Schoenberg, 1954), Schiaccianoci (Ciajkovskij, 1954), Western Symphony (Kay, 1954), Ivesiana (Ives, 1954), Pas de Dix (Glazunov, 1). "

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George Balanchine  1904 - 1983