“He Taught America How to Dance”

The New York City Ballet media department rocks my socks. Every few weeks they come out with a new, beautifully produced behind-the-scenes video, which of course I immediately nerd out to.

The company begins its Nutcracker run soon, but this week’s video contribution isn’t limited to the Kingdom of Sweets. Instead, it’s a fascinating look at George Balanchine—his life, the way he revolutionized ballet, the artists who inspired him, and his works as they look today, performed by NYCB. It’s not a dry history lesson, either. There are a host of awesome archival photos and all kinds of luscious dance footage from recent rehearsals and performances. Take a look.

(Want more NYCB inspiration? Check out our cover profiles of rising company stars Lauren Lovette and Taylor Stanley! Love those guys.)

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Margaret Fuhrer is Dance Spirit's editor in chief.
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