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2013 | November
Jacques d'Amboise to tape video series for the George Balanchine Foundation. Renowned former principal dancer Jacques d'Amboise to coach Who Cares?. Read the full press release »

2013 | September
The George Balanchine Foundation Issues Seven New Archival Videos featuring excerpts from Rubies from Jewels, Meditation, Emeralds from Jewels, Liebeslieder Walzer, La Source, Valse Fantaisie, The Unanswered Question from Ivesiana, coached by dancers who originated or were major interpreters of these roles. Read the full press release »

2013 | September
Nancy Reynolds, Director of Research for The George Balanchine Foundation, to be presented with the 2013 Bessies Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. Read the full press release »

2013 | July
The George Balanchine Foundation's The Balanchine Essays released for on-line sales. Read the full press release »

2012 | December
Kay Mazzo and Peter Martins tape video series for the George Balanchine Foundation. Former principal dancers with New York City Ballet coach roles Balanchine created on them. Read the full press release »

2012 | September
Jacques d'Amboise tapes video series for the George Balanchine Foundation. Celebrated former principal dancer Jacques d'Amboise coaches defining role of Apollo. Read the full press release »

2012 | August
Gloria Govrin to tape video series for the George Balanchine Foundation. Longtime New York City Ballet soloist to teach and coach three major solos choreographed on her by Balanchine. Read the full press release »

2012 | March
The George Balanchine Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the complete series of THE BALANCHINE ESSAYS in DVD format. Read the full press release »

2011 | October
Merrill Ashley to tape video series for the George Balanchine Foundation. Leading Roles in Tschaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 to be coached by New York City Ballet celebrated former principal dancer. Read the full press release »

2011 | October
Jillana to tape video series for the George Balanchine Foundation. Former NYCB Principal Dancer to coach the role in Liebeslieder Walzer Balanchine created on her. Read the full press release »

2011 | August
Jillana, Conrad Ludlow, and Suki Schorer to tape video series for The George Balanchine Foundation. Roles in Liebeslieder Walzer and La Source will be coached by the dancers on whom Balanchine choreographed them. Read the full press release »

2011 | April
The George Balanchine Foundation is pleased to announce seven additions to its archival video series. These videos are devoted to detailed examinations of selected passages of Balanchine's choreography. Read the full press release »

2010 | November
The Eakins Press Foundation and Ballet Society, Inc. announce the online publication of the complete catalogue of The Published Writings of Lincoln Kirstein: a fully searchable database-driven interactive site representing the vast literary output and key life events of one of America’s greatest cultural figures. Read the full press release »

2010 | October
Violette Verdy and Helgi Tomasson to tape video series for The George Balanchine Foundation. Leading roles in La Source to be coached by two of New York City Ballet’s most celebrated former principal dancers. Read the full press release »

2010 | April
MUSIC DANCES: BALANCHINE CHOREOGRAPHS STRAVINSKY now on DVD. Read the full press release »

2010 | March
Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux to tape video series for The George Balanchine Foundation. Verdy to coach the role she originated in Liebeslieder Walzer, partnered by Bonnefoux. Read the full press release »

2010 | January
Selections from The George Balanchine Video Archives are now available in streaming video to academic institutions. Read the full press release »

2009 | November
Violette Verdy and Conrad Ludlow to tape video series for The George Balanchine Foundation. The original cast members will coach leading roles in the Divertissement from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Read the full press release »

2009 | September
New York City & Washington, DC-Suzanne Farrell, director of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet and a principal dancer with New York City Ballet for nearly three decades, during which she was the major inspiration for several of Balanchine’s late works, will teach and coach Meditation on camera for The George Balanchine Foundation’s Interpreters Archive video series. Read the full press release »

2009 | Spring
Lincoln Kirstein: Program Notes. Edited by Randall Bourscheidt. New York: Eakins Press Foundation. 224 pages. Lincoln Kirstein, co-founder with George Balanchine of New York City Ballet in 1948, provided notes and articles for the company’s programs and souvenir booklets for many years. Read the full press release »

2008 | November
Mimi Paul and John Clifford tape video series for the George Balanchine Foundation. Excerpts from Emeralds (from Jewels) and the complete Valse Fantaisie. Read the full press release »

2008 | September
Yvonne Mounsey to tape video series for the George Balanchine Foundation. A prime interpreter of the Siren in Prodigal Son will coach the Siren solo and the pas de deux. Read the full press release »

2008 | April
Edward Villella tapes video series for The George Balanchine Foundation, coaching dancers from Miami City Ballet in Tarantella and "Rubies". Read the full press release »

2008 | January
The George Balanchine Foundation announces the online publication of The Balanchine Catalogue. Read the full press release »

2007 | April
The George Balanchine Foundation issues seven new archival videos. Read the full press release »

2005 | March
Merrill Ashley to tape video series for The George Balanchine Foundation, coaching excerpts from Ballo della Regins. Read the full press release »

2005 | January
A new line of leotards inspired by renowned Balanchine Ballets to go on sale September. Read the full press release »

2004 | December
The George Balanchine Foundation is proud to offer its first newsletter made possible by a generous grant from the Rockefeller Bros. Fund. Read the first issue

2004 | October
The George Balanchine Foundation Creates Four Presentations for the Guggenheim Museum's 2004/2005 ‘Works and Process’ series. Read the full press release »

2004 | June
The George Balanchine Foundation Organizes International Symposium, "Balanchine: Past, Present, and Future," at the Hermitage Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read the full press release »

2004 | March
Allegra Kent and Todd Bolender to tape "The Unanswered Question" from Ivesiana for The George Balanchine Foundation Video Archives. Read the full press release »

2004 | February
The George Balanchine Foundation Creates Four Presentations for the Guggenheim Museum's "Works and Process" series. | Read the full press release »

2004 | January
The Foundation offers the special Centennial edition of the book "By George Balanchine." Read the full press release »

2004 | January
Soloists From Boston, New York City and San Francisco Ballets Featured in First Area Celebration of Balanchine’s Centennial; Proceeds to Benefit The George Balanchine Foundation. Dancers from coast to coast will share the stage in Weston, Connecticut, on January 19, when the Massachusetts Youth Ballet presents an all-Balanchine program featuring guest artists from leading U.S. ballet companies. | Read the full press release »

2003 | December
The Jerome Robbins Foundation Makes Generous Gift to the George Balanchine Foundation for Balanchine Catalogue Project.
New York City – The Jerome Robbins Foundation, by a gift made in recognition of Mr. Robbins’s great respect and affection for George Balanchine, has announced a leadership grant of $150,000 to The George Balanchine Foundation for the updating and expansion of Choreography by George Balanchine: A Catalogue of Works and for the creation of an online searchable database of this material to be mounted on the Foundation’s website, www.balanchine.org, during 2004, Balanchine’s centennial year. | Read the full press release »

2003 | December
National Endowment for the Arts Announces $50,000 Matching Grant to the George Balanchine Foundation.
New York City – Just in time for the 100th anniversary of George Balanchine’s birthday, the National Endowment for the Arts has announced it has selected the George Balanchine Foundation to receive a matching grant of $50,000 under the federal grants program, Save America’s Treasures (SAT) for 2003. SAT supports the preservation of nationally significant sites, structures and collections. Selection criteria require that each project be of national significance, demonstrate an urgent preservation need, have an educational or other public benefit, and demonstrate the likely availability of matching funds. The George Balanchine Foundation is one of only sixty-three awardees nationwide. | Read the full press release »

2003 | November
The George Balanchine Foundation Gives First Nine Transcripts of 30 Years of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo – An Oral History with Frederic Franklin to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
New York City – The George Balanchine Foundation has delivered the first of many transcripts of the extensive oral history of Frederic Franklin’s experiences as principal dancer and ballet master with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo to The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. When completed, all of the edited transcripts of the full oral history library will be donated, along with the tapes of the original interviews, to the Dance Division. | Read the full press release »

2003 | November
Nancy Reynolds, Director of Research for the George Balanchine Foundation Co-authors New Book No Fixed Points – Dance in the Twentieth Century For Yale University Press
New York City – Nancy Reynolds, director of research for The George Balanchine Foundation, and Malcolm McCormick, former dancer and dance scholar, have co-authored the new book No Fixed Points – Dance in the Twentieth Century for Yale University Press. | Read the full press release »

2003 | October
Associates of the George Balanchine Foundation Contribute to New Book/DVD project Envisioning Dance On Film And Video
Several people associated with The George Balanchine Foundation are included in Routledge Publishing’s new book/DVD project Envisioning Dance On Film And Video. Barbara Horgan, Chairman of The Foundation was interviewed by dance writer Robert Greskovic about Balanchine’s work with television and film, and three separate articles were written by Nancy Reynolds, Director of Research for The Foundation, on the Foundation’s video archives. | Read the full press release »

2003 | October
Violette Verdy to tape video series for The George Balanchine Foundation. Conrad Ludlow to contribute to taping sessions.
Violette Verdy will teach and coach on camera George Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and female solo and pas de deux from Balanchine’s Emeralds, roles choreographed by Balanchine for her. Conrad Ludlow, her original partner in both works, will assist Ms. Verdy with the coaching. The tapings will take place on Sunday and Monday, October 26 & 27, 2003, at Lincoln Center’s Rose Building, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 8th Floor, New York City. | Read the full press release »

2003 | September
The George Balanchine Foundation and The George Balanchine Trust Salute George Balanchine’s Centennial Year 1904 - 2004
Beginning this fall 2003 and extending throughout calendar year 2004, the world will honor the genius of George Balanchine and will pay tribute to his lasting contributions as it celebrates the Centennial of his birth. The George Balanchine Foundation and The George Balanchine Trust salute Balanchine’s Centennial year by acknowledging the many ballet companies and organizations who will honor his artistry, and by collaborating on special celebratory programs. | Read the full press release »

2003 | September
The George Balanchine Foundation donates seven additional archival tapes to The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
The George Balanchine Foundation is pleased to announce the donation of seven additional tapes in its archival video series to the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. With the addition of these new tapes, The Performing Arts Library now houses a total of 21 completed archival tapes from The Foundation’s series. | Read the full press release »

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
October 31 – November 1, 2003
From The Mariinsky To Manhattan:
George Balanchine And The Transformation Of American Dance

As part of the University of Michigan’s Celebrating St. Petersburg Festival, the Center for Russian and East European Studies and Department of Dance present a public symposium dedicated to St. Petersburg ballet and the legacy of George Balanchine. Entitled “From the Mariinsky to Manhattan: George Balanchine and the Transformation of American Dance,” the symposium will be held on October 31–November 1, 2003. | More information »

2003 | September
Stravinsky Database Online
Now available live on the Internet is Stravinsky the Global Dancer, a database record of potentially all the dances to the music of this key 20th century composer. A project of Roehampton University of Surrey, compiled by Stephanie Jordan and Larraine Nicholas, the database comprises over 1000 entries to date and viewers are invited to make contributions to expand the current bank of information. Balanchine is, unsurprisingly, the most featured choreographer with 39 entries to his name. The database can be found at ws1.roehampton.ac.uk/stravinsky.

2003 | April
Helgi Tomasson To Tape Video For The George Balanchine Foundation
Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet, will teach and coach on camera the male solo from George Balanchine’s Divertimento from “Le Baiser de la Fée” (The Fairy’s Kiss). The taping will take place on April 21, 2003, at San Francisco Ballet’s Jewett Studio (ground floor) at 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA.| Read the full press release »

Studio 54
Wednesday, April 2, 2003
The George Balanchine Foundation presents
"AN EVENING WITH BALANCHINE"
BROADWAY AND HOLLYWOOD

George Balanchine choreographed numerous works for stage and screen of great significance. His body of work, which encompassed musical revues, operettas, Broadway shows and Hollywood films were part of shows that were enormously popular and reflected and directed American tastes in entertainment for almost twenty years. | More information »

Walter Reade Theater
Friday January 17th at 7pm
Saturday January 18th at 1pm
Dance Films Association's 31st annual Dance On Camera Festival 2003 presents Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky
Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky celebrates the seminal collaboration of the 20th century between a composer and a choreographer. Conceived and written by dance historian and musicologist Stephanie Jordan, the video shows the extraordinary range of ways in which Balanchine approached Stravinsky’s music over the years. The major focus is Agon, but sections from many other Stravinsky/Balanchine ballets are analyzed such as Apollo, Duo Concertant and the Divertimento from Le Baiser de la Fée. | Read more about this event »

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2002 | December
"Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky" In North American Premiere At Dance On Camera Festival 2003
The George Balanchine Foundation is pleased to announce the release of "Music Dances: Balanchine Choreographs Stravinsky," the first videotape in a new series planned by The Foundation entitled Musical Balanchine. | Read the full press release »

2002 | September
Lourdes Lopez Named Executive Director Of The George Balanchine Foundation
Lourdes Lopez has been appointed as the new executive director of The George Balanchine Foundation. A former principal dancer of New York City Ballet, Ms. Lopez, will oversee the Foundation's many activities and will work to develop funding to support the organization's projects. | Read the full press release »

2002 | August 16
Frederic Franklin To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Frederic Franklin, leading dancer and ballet master of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo and Artistic Director Emeritus of Cincinnati Ballet, will teach and coach on camera three roles from George Balanchine's mystical ballet, La Sonnambula. The taping will take place on August 20, 2002, at the Cincinnati Ballet's studios at 1555 Central Parkway in Cincinnati, Ohio. | Read the full press release »

2002 | March 18
The George Balanchine Foundation Issues Seven Additional Archival Tapes
The George Balanchine Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of seven additional tapes in its archival video series. Adding to both the Archive of Lost Choreography and the Interpreters Archive, the new tapes capture the artistry of Todd Bolender, Frederic Franklin, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent and Maria Tallchief as they coach Balanchine repertory with dancers from several top American dance companies. | Read the full press release »

2001 | December 15
Arthur Mitchell To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Artists from Dance Theatre of Harlem to be featured in Pas de Deux from Agon. | Read the full press release »

2001 | August 24
The George Balanchine Foundation Appoints New Acting Director
Mira Taihi Ohm to supervise general operations. | Read the full press release »

2001 | August 24
Suzanne Farrell To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Choreographer's "Last Muse" to coach excerpts from two Stravinsky Ballets. | Read the full press release »

2001 | March 10
Long-Lost Variation Videotaped By The George Balanchine Foundation
Nancy Knott Mann teaches New York City Ballet member Ashley Bouder. | Read the full press release »

2000 | October 11
Karin Von Aroldingen To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
New York City Ballet principal dancers Charles Askegard and Jenifer Ringer to be featured in excerpts from Davidsbündlertänze. | Read the full press release »

2000 | August 20
The George Balanchine Foundation Opens New Offices, Expands Projects Agenda, And Appoints General Administrator
Dance archivist Leslie Hansen Kopp takes the helm. | Read the full press release »

2000 | April 15
Todd Bolender To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Dancers from Kansas City Ballet to be featured in recreation of Balanchine's 1947 Renard. | Read the full press release »

2000 | January 7
Frederic Franklin To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Principal Dancers Julie Kent and Nikolaj Hübbe to be featured in recreation of Mozartiana (1945) pas de deux. | Read the full press release »

1999 | November 5
Melissa Hayden To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Melissa Hayden, outstanding classical and dramatic ballerina with the New York City Ballet for many years, will teach and coach roles Balanchine created for her for the cameras of The George Balanchine Foundation's Interpreters Archives. | Read the full press release »

1999 | October 1
Allegra Kent To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Allegra Kent, leading dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than thirty years, will teach and coach on camera two Balanchine roles long associated with herspecial qualities of mystery and delicacy. | Read the full press release »

1999 | June 15
George Balanchine Foundation Donates Additional Archival Master Tapes To New York Public Library For The Performing Arts
Tapes feature principal dancers of New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre coached by originators of Balanchine roles. | Read the full press release »

1998 | December 29
Maria Tallchief and Marjorie Tallchief To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Dancers from Miami City Ballet to be featured in selections from Pas de Dix, Allegro Brillante, and Pas de Trois (Minkus). | Read the full press release »

1998 | August 28
Frederic Franklin To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Franklin, leading dancer and rehearsal master of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, will teach and coach five classical female variations from the ballet Raymonda for the cameras of The George Balanchine Foundation's Archive of Lost Choreography. | Read the full press release »

1998 | May 20
Balanchine Foundation Builds Educational Offerings for Dance Patrons With New Program. Read the full press release »

1998 | January 29
Alicia Alonso To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive
World-famed Cuban ballerina to coach and discuss excerpts from Balanchine's Theme and Variations with Paloma Herrera and Angel Corella, principal dancers of American Ballet Theatre. | Read the full press release »

1997 | September 3
Todd Bolender To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation: Coaching Of The Four Temperaments With New York City Ballet Principal Albert Evans To Be Featured. Read the full press release »

1997 | June 12
Maria Tallchief Tapes Video Series For George Balanchine Foundation: Coaching Of Firebird, Apollo, And Swan Lake Recorded With Dancers From Fort Worth Dallas Ballet
Company principals Maria Terezia Balogh, Todd Edson and Maria Thomas featured in sessions. | Read the full press release »

1997 | May 1
The George Balanchine Foundation To Inaugurate Video Archive At Dance Collection, New York City; Dance Heritage Coalition To Disseminate Videos To Libraries Worldwide
Archive of lost choreography and interpreters archive to be available for on-site viewing. | Read the full press release »

1997 | April 8
Frederic Franklin To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Archive of lost choreography to feature Raymonda solo with New York City Ballet principal Nikolaj Hübbe. | Read the full press release »

1996 | September 30
Maria Tallchief And Frederic Franklin To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Sessions to feature Firebird, Le Baiser de la Fée with New York City Ballet principals Lourdes Lopez, Nichol Hlinka, Nikolaj Hübbe. | Read the full press release »

1996 | September 30
George Balanchine Foundation Sponsors Retrieval Of Lost Choreography
Early Mozartiana taped for video archive. | Read the full press release »

1996 | June 6
Marie-Jeanne, Merrill Ashley To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Three seminal works to be discussed by the ballerina who originated the leading roles. | Read the full press release »

1996 | May 9
Patricia Wilde To Tape Video Series For George Balanchine Foundation
Sessions to be recorded with leading dancers of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. | Read the full press release »

1996 | April 2
Maria Tallchief With Frederic Franklin To Tape Video Series For George Balanchine Foundation
Sessions to be recorded with New York City Ballet principals -- Peter Boal, Judith Fugate, Wendy Whelan, and Damian Woetzel. | Read the full press release »

1995 | June 5
Maria Tallchief To Tape Video Series With Helene Alexopoulos For George Balanchine Foundation Read the full press release »

1995 | January 30
Dame Alicia Markova To Tape Video Series For The George Balanchine Foundation
Legendary ballerina Dame Alicia Markova will recreate her solo from George Balanchine’s Le Chant du Rossignol and discuss other aspects of the ballet for The George Balanchine Foundation’s Interpreters Archive. | Read the full press release »

1994 | October 6
Dance Historian Establishes $1.75 Million Endowment For George Balanchine Foundation Read the full press release »


 

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