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George Balanchine
Choreography by George Balanchine: A Catalogue of Works provides a complete premiere-performance record of Balanchine’s creative output. Published to critical acclaim in a limited edition in 1983 by the Eakins Press Foundation, and revised in 1984 for a broader release, this listing has now been expanded, updated, and converted into a searchable database accessible to all.
The School of American Ballet
The School of American Ballet, the official training academy of the New York City Ballet, was established in 1934 by legendary choreographer George Balanchine and philanthropist Lincoln Kirstein as the first and most essential step in their quest to create an American classical ballet company.
New York City Ballet
Founded by Lincoln Kirstein and George Balanchine, the New York City Ballet, one of the foremost dance companies in the world, is unique in US artistic history. Solely responsible for training its own artists and creating its own works, the New York City Ballet was the first ballet institution in the world with two permanent homes, the David H. Koch Theater (formerly New York State Theater) at Lincoln Center and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, New York.
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the world’s most extensive combinations of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field, including the “Lincoln Kirstein papers, ca. 1914-1991.” These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances.
Ballet Society
In 1946 Balanchine and Kirstein founded Ballet Society as a performing company with a membership-only audience. To this day, Ballet Society is dedicated to the promotion of the classical tradition in dance by supporting relevant publications, performance and educational projects.
Eakins Press Foundation
The purpose of the Foundation is the advancement of literature and art through excellence of presentation to a broad public. The Foundation’s program supports and encourages the craftsmanship and art of authors, artists, painters and photographers, both unknown and of established reputation, whose efforts are non-commercial or commercially unfeasible. The Foundation issues works of the past and present that forward or are relevant to the vision, integrity and teaching of Thomas Eakins, the American painter for whom the Foundation is named. Publications include little-known or neglected masterpieces of the American past having contemporary pertinence, and classic and contemporary works that would otherwise not have been published, or not with the quality of presentation the work deserves.