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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

Gran Teatro La Fenice
Campo San Fantin
Venice, Italy

Documentation of New York City Ballet's influential performances in Italy during the 1950s.

Harvard Theatre Collection
Houghton Library
Harvard Yard, Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138

Important archive of George Balanchine Papers including marked musical scores. Others that relate to Balanchine include the Violette Verdy Collection, E. Virginia Williams Collection, and Boston Ballet Collection. Additional items are in the Grigoriev Papers, which will become available to researchers after the collection has been catalogued. An article in a future issue of Ballet Review will detail the Library's Balanchine holdings.

Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
32-37 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11106

Information about the sets and costumes designed by Isamu Noguchi for Balanchine's Orpheus.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
358 George Carter Road
Becket, MA 01223

Photographs and films of Balanchine works performed at the summer festival, especially by such dancers as Tanaquil Le Clercq, Maria Tallchief, and Violette Verdy, and by the San Francisco Ballet.

Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan
National Diet Library, Tokyo Main Branch
1-10-1 Nagatocho
Tokyo 100-3924 (English version)

As Japan's national library, it receives a copy of all materials published in Japan, including newspapers and periodicals. Information about New York City Ballet's performances in Japan can be found here.

Det Kongelige Bibliotek
The Danish Library
S°ren Kierkegaards Plads 1
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2149
DK-1016 Copenhagen, Denmark


Dansk Danshistorisk Arkiv
Danish Dance History Archive, Institute of Musicology
University of Copenhagen
Kierkegade 2
DK-1308 Copenhagen, Denmark

The national library receives all periodicals and newspapers published in Denmark. These two archives include information about Balanchine and New York City Ballet in Copenhagen generally. For his specific involvement with the Royal Danish Ballet, see the Royal Theater Archives below.

Det Kongelige Teater Arkiv og Bibliotek
The Royal Theater: Archives and Library
Tordenskjoldsgade 3
DK-1055 Copenhagen, Denmark

Information about Balanchine's brief 1930-1931 formal association with the Royal Danish Ballet, and his many ballets later in the company's repertory.

Kurt Weill Foundation
7 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003

Photographs and documents about Balanchine's choreography of Seven Deadly Sins.

London SE8 3DZ, United Kingdom

The Laban library, concentrating on dance in the UK, is open access. See the Web site for details.

Library of Congress
Performing Arts Reading Room
James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Avenue SE, Rm. LM113
Washington, DC 20540-4710

The Library is the official depository of videotapes that copyright Balanchine's ballets. Among the archival collections that touch on Balanchine are those of Alexandra Danilova, Diaghilev/Lifar, Victor Herbert, and the Ballets Russes Collection. See the descriptive guide to resources at

Magnum Photos

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a member of this collective. His famous photograph of Balanchine teaching, which has been abstracted by New York City Ballet's designers, is the logo of the Balanchine Centennial Celebration. Access to Magnum Photos is via the Web site and contact with a sales representative.

Moscow Theater Library. See Gosudarstvennaya Tsentralnyi Teatralnaya Biblioteka

Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

Costume and scenic designs by Pavel Tchelitchew, Esteban FrancÚs, and Kurt Seligmann relate to Balanchine ballets in early productions, and are available in the museum's study centers.

Museum of Television and Radio
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019


465 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Fifty-eight television programs of Balanchine ballets or excerpts originally broadcast by NBC, CBS, PBS, CBC, and Channel Four as well as the Museum's own seminar series. The programs are available for study screening at both the New York and Los Angeles locations.

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