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Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise

James Steichen


George Balanchine is today one of the most celebrated figures in twentieth-century ballet and is closely identified with the two institutions he helped found in collaboration with Lincoln Kirstein: the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet. During the early years of their efforts in the 1930s, Balanchine and Kirstein’s enterprise underwent numerous changes and transformations. The complexity of their endeavors has been misrepresented in many existing accounts of their lives and careers, in part because their activities have not been assessed as a whole. This book chronicles Ba ... More

Keywords: George Balanchine, Lincoln Kirstein, School of American Ballet, American Ballet, Ballet Caravan, dance history, musical theater

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190607418
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190607418.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Steichen, author
Director of Individual Gifts, San Francisco Conservatory of Music