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THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET Ballet what exactly is ballet your probably wondering well ballet is a classical dance form characterized by grace and precision of movement and elaborate formal technique often but not always performed on point by the women dancers Lincoln Kirstein a very wealth man founded the New York City Ballet in 1933 as the American Ballet He imported George Balanchine to New York that year for the purpose of having an American school company in the best Russian tradition The choreographer was of course Russian-Parisian and his point of view and style was mainly European as was the entire teaching staff but the performing personnel was local and it hoped that under the director of the master native choreographers and teachers would in time develop After three years the company suspended operations A splinter group Ballet Caravan directed by Kirstein himself kept the flame going It was this group that produced Billy and the Kid Loring Copland Jared French the first real American Masterpiece and it was this group that progressed the development of Michael Kidd William Dollar Lew Christensen and Ruthanna Boris Even though the ballet company was not making any progress for eleven years the American Ballet School never closed there doors and has trained a generation of eligible dancers In 1947 after twelve-year hibernation Kirstein revived the performing company with Balanchine again in charge It had been posted in all trade schools no theaters were then regularly available for dance companies and after a two-year move to the New York City Center Theater In the following decade it became one of the leading ballet companies in the world It is however entirely under the power of Balanchine and all comes down to his personality and style The addition of Jerome Robbins in 1949 as co-director somewhat expanded the horizon of the New York City Ballet The company has toured Europe Russia and
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