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All in the Dances

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All in the Dances

A Brief Life of George Balanchine

By Terry Teachout

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151010882, 208pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2004

Twenty years after his death, George Balanchine still dominates the world of ballet. Not only have his works been danced by the New York City Ballet continuously since 1948, but they also have been performed by more than two dozen other companies throughout the world. In clear and elegant writing, Terry Teachout brings to life the dramatic story of George Balanchine, a Russian emigre who fell in love with American culture, married four times and kept a mistress on the side, and transformed the art of ballet forever.

Praise For All in the Dances

"Terry Teachout is the kind of tour guide a first-rate biography requires-vivid storytelling by a guide who is both appreciative and independent."-Ken Auletta

"A lively and unvarnished portrayal of a complex and fascinating figure."-The Baltimore Sun