In an extended conversation with Silas Farley, cultural scholar Elizabeth Kendall, author of the 2013 book Balanchine & the Lost Muse Revolution & the Making of a Choreographer, discusses her extensive research into Balanchine's childhood and youth in in pre- and post-Revolutionary Russia. The first half of this two-part Hear the Dance episode on Balanchine's early life focuses on Georgi Balanchivadze's origins — including the lives of his parents, his early childhood years in the Finnish countryside, and the beginnings of his dance training at the Imperial Theater School. (42:52)
Wily Tamara by Meliton Balanchivadze
The Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky
Reading List (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2)
Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer by Elizabeth Kendall
Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky: Interviews with George Balanchine by Solomon Volkov
Balanchine’s Complete Stories of the Great Ballets by George Balanchine and Francis Mason
Choura: The Memoirs of Alexandra Danilova By Alexandra Danilova
Split Seconds: A Remembrance by Tamara Geva
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