George Balanchine Tribute
Jean Battey Lewis reports on the Kennedy Center tribute to the great ballet choreographer George Balanchine, one of the 20th Century's most significant contributors to the art form. Six companies are performing during the celebration in Washington. They include members of the Bolshoi Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, the Miami City Ballet, and Suzanne Farrell's Company. Conspiculously absent is the New York City Ballet, the company Balanchine created and made famous during his lifetime.
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