Balanchine – Georgian On My Mind

A surprise great ending to New York City Ballet’s Balanchine celebration, when the Georgian State Ballet performs. “Yes, Balanchine was crazy about the Georgian dancers; but the real relevance of their appearance at the State Theatre, the real Balanchine connection, lay in the dancers’ fierce attack, their discipline, their obvious love of what they were doing—these guys and dolls were out there giving their all. After the anemic and despondent work that characterized so many of the season’s earlier performances, it was more than exhilarating, it was thrilling to see this much energy, this absolute command of technique, this uncynical, unironic dedication.”