"Balanchine" The Beauty of Ballet w/ Jack Brin

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prosser Public Library
Community Room

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     George Balanchine (1904 -1983) was probably the foremost choreographer of the 20th century.  He was one of the last to work with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes.  After the collapse of that company he created a short lived company of his own.  He came to the attention of Chick Austin, director of the Wadsworth Atheneum, and his entrepreneurial friend, Lincoln Kirstein.  Balanchine was invited to Hartford, where he choreographed a few premieres for the museum. He soon headed for New York and became associated with the company that would ultimately be called the New York City Ballet.

     Balanchine was renowned for creating plotless ballets to music already composed, such as Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.  He was also famous for directing the careers of ballerinas, marrying several of them.  The film includes a liberal sprinkling of ballet excerpts.  Running time: 1 hour 52 minutes.

Join arts enthusiast Jack Brin to view films and film clips and talk about ballet and music appreciation in this 4 part series, March through June 2019.  Brin is a former mathematics professor who also developed a music appreciation course for college students.  

Registration is appreciated. 

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Jack Brin
Carol Lennig
(860) 243-9721

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