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1967-1976

1967
Elected a Benefactor of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1967 August
Production of White House Happening, a play about Abraham Lincoln, at the Loeb Drama Center, Harvard University.

1968 January
Reading of Magic Carpet, a play based on Gurdjieffian teaching, at the Harvard Dramatic Club.

1968
Encourages and provides continuing support for the Dance Theatre of Harlem, which debuts in 1971, founded and directed by Arthur Mitchell, formerly a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet.

1969
The School of American Ballet moves into specially designed quarters in the new building of the Juilliard School at Lincoln Center.

1969
Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1972 June 18-25
The Stravinsky Festival of the New York City Ballet: New York State Theater. The thirty ballets in seven performances include twenty premieres by choreographers George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, John Clifford, John Taras, Richard Tanner, Todd Bolender, and Lorca Massine.

1972
New York City Ballet tours, to Munich for the Olympic Games and to the Soviet Union.

1973
Publication of Lay This Laurel.

1973
Publication of The New York City Ballet to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the company, with photographs by George Platt Lynes, who recorded the company and its predecessors from 1935 through 1955, and by Martha Swope.

1973
Presented the Handel Medallion by New York City.

1974
Publication of Elie Nadelman. Initiates the exhibition The Scupture and Drawings of Elie Nadelman, shown at the Whitney and Hirshhorn Museums in 1975–1976.

1975
Publication of Nijinsky Dancing.

1975 May 14-31
The Ravel Festival of the New York City Ballet: New York State Theater. The opening attended by Madame Valéry Giscard-d'Estaing, representing the Government of France.

1976 May
The New York City Ballet produces Union Jack, choreographed by George Balanchine, as its contribution to the United States Bicentennial. Sir Peter Ramsbotham, Ambassador from the Court of St. James's, and the Earl of Harewood are guests at the opening.

1976
The Government of France invites the New York City Ballet to perform in Paris in honor of the United States Bicentennial.

1976
Nominated for the National Institute of Arts and Letters National Book Award for Nijinsky Dancing.


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