256 pages, full color, 10 by 12 inches, Softcover
Balanchine: Celebrating a Life in Dance is a tribute to 20th-century ballet’s most influential choreographer. Even before founding the New York City Ballet with Lincoln Kirstein, George Balanchine had achieved international recognition as an innovator by combining new and traditional forms while dancing to contemporary musical scores. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Balanchine’s birth, Balanchine explores 50 of the choreographer’s greatest works. This anthology includes contributions from Balanchine’s protégés as well as other notables in the dance industry, including Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Kay Mazzo, Maria Tallchief, Helgi Tomasson, Edward Villella and Karin von Aroldingen.