Balanchine estuvo aquí

Cuando celebramos el 112 cumpleaños de Mr. B, tropiezo con un precioso álbum de recuerdos. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, a través de la Jerome Robbins Dance Division, felicitó al coreógrafo en las redes mostrando las fotos de su ballet Don Quixote.

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Sí, Balanchine también sintió fascinación por el caballero andante y cuando quiso agasajar a la bailarina Suzanne Farrell –The Elusive Muse– le regaló el papel de Dulcinea, dejándose enamorar por ella… al menos en escena. La fotógrafa Martha Swope, quien hace años que dejó sus negativos en manos de la NYPL, cazó todo con su cámara mágica y ahí están las fotos, para nosotros.

Pinchen en este enlace y disfruten. Balanchine estuvo aquí, en la España de Cervantes, por algunas horas.
Él es quien aparece caracterizado como Don Quijote en las fotos de escena.

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As we were celebrating the 112 birthday of Mr. B, I found a beautiful album, full of memories. The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, through the Jerome Robbins Dance Division celebrated his anniversary through social media showing some pictures of his Don Quixote.

Yes, Balanchine also was fascinated by the Spanish hidalgo, the knight, and he wished to fête the dancer Suzanne Farrell –The Elusive Muse– creating the role of Dulcinea for her; he allowed himself to fall in love with her… at least on stage. The photographer Martha Swope, who left years ago all her negatives in the hands of the NYPL, shot everything through her camera and here we have these photos for us.

Click on this link and enjoy. Balanchine was here, in the Spain of Cervantes, for a few hours.
That dancer characterized as Don Quixote on stage is George Balanchine himself.

*Image: George Balanchine as Don Quixote © Martha Swope for The New York City Ballet, 1967. Now managed by The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Jerome Robbins Dance Division and the Recording Moving Image.

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