Balanchine, Through The Eyes Of His Dancers

George Balanchine would have been 100 next month, and naturally, dance companies worldwide are planning to mark the occasion. New York City Ballet will be producing more than 50 of Balanchine’s ballets, and the NYCB dancers who knew the choreographer say that while his shadow still looms large over the world of classical dance, it was the little things that made him a true legend. “He put everything back to its real value, the right size, the right time, the music in time and space. He simplified, explaining and showing the logic…. He was frankly an educator, for all of us, for the public, for the critics.”