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Introduction to the Database

Preface by Lincoln Kirstein

Chronology: Life and Works
Roles Performed By Balanchine

Chronological Title List
Titles By Category

Festivals Directed By Balanchine

Itineraries Undertaken by
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Compiled by Monica Moseley


Photographs of the Bettmann Archive and many other sources, including 1,000 photographs from the Condé Nast Archives. Searching of images is available without prior registration, with a Balanchine search yielding 61 photographs and New York City Ballet 164. Use of the photographs is by contact with a sales representative.

Dance Notation Bureau
151 West 30th Street, #202
New York, NY 10001

Labanotation scores of 43 Balanchine ballets are in the library to be used by permission from the Balanchine Trust.

Dance Museum, Stockholm
Gustav Adolfs Torg 22-24
S111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

The Dansmuseet is Sweden's major dance research center with good sources on twentieth-century century ballet.

Die Deutsche Bibliothek
The German Library
Adickesallee 1
60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

The Frankfurt section of the national library contains all German publications since 1945, including magazines and newspapers, with information about New York City Ballet at the Berlin Festival 1952 and Balanchine's repertory in German companies. Earlier publications 1913-1944 are in Leipzig.

Deutsches Tanzarchiv
German Dance Archive of Cologne
Im Mediapark 7
D-50670 Cologne, Germany

The Deutsches Tanzarchiv is a research center for twentieth-century modern dance and ballet. The Balanchine and New York City Ballet holdings include approximately 700 photographs, programs, books, videotapes, and a manuscript in the Horst Koegler Papers.

École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre
National School for Performing Arts
2, rue Soeur Bouvier
F-69005 Lyon, France

The library primarily serves the students of this professional training center but may be used by researchers by prior arrangement.

École Supérieure de Ballet Contemporain
Bibliothèque de la Danse
4816 Rue Rivard
Montreal, Quebec H2J 2NB, Canada

Study collection on dance that is open to researchers and which includes videotapes as well as periodical and book collections.

Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Cini Foundation
Isola S. Giorgio Maggiore
I-30124 Venice, Italy

Archive of Aurel Milloss, who invited Balanchine to La Scala in the 1950s and whose collection presents a broad portrait of twentieth-century ballet.

Georgian Theater, Music and Film Museum
Kecchoveli 1
Tbilisi, Georgia

Archive of composer Meliton Balanchivadze (1862-1937), father of George Balanchine.

Getty Images

Photographs by Alfred Eisenstadt, Ernst Haas, Gjon Mili, and other Time-Life photographers, Agence France Presse, and the Hulton Archive Picture Collection. All access is via the Web site and contact with a sales representative. Complete searching of Hulton is at Partial searching of Time-Life images is available at

The Global Dancer: A Chronology of Choreography to the Music of Igor Stravinsky.

This online database contains information about 36 works choreographed by Balanchine to music by Stravinsky.

Gosudarstvennaya Teatralnaya Biblioteka
State Theater Library

Muzei Akademii Russkogo Baleta im. A. Ya. Vaganovoi
Museum of the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet
ul. Zokchago Rossi 2
St. Petersburg 191011, Russia

Archival material about Balanchine's school training and early appearances in the Maryinsky Ballet.

Gosudarstvennaya Tsentralnyi Teatralnaya Biblioteka
State Central Theater Library

Ul. Pushkinskaya 8/1
Moscow 103031, Russia

This is the central library for performance research in Moscow.

Gosudarstvenny Muzei Teatra i Muzyki
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music
6, Pl. Ostrovskogo
St. Petersburg 191011, Russia

Information about Balanchine's work in St. Petersburg.

Gosudarstvenny Tsentralny Teatralny Muzei im. Bakhrushina
A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theater Museum
Ul. Bakhrushina 31/12
Moscow 113054, Russia

The museum has some photographs and documents about Balanchine but is more important as a major source of information about the theatrical culture in which he was trained and the avant-garde experiments he knew during his youth.

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