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Finding Balanchine's Lost BalletsExploring the Early Choreography of a Master$
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Elizabeth Kattner

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813066646

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813066646.001.0001

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The Dancer’s Discovery

The Dancer’s Discovery

Finding the Steps

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(p.38) 3 The Dancer’s Discovery
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Finding Balanchine's Lost Ballets
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Elizabeth Kattner

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813066646.003.0003

In this chapter, the transition from studying George Balanchine’s early ballets using traditional archival research to initial studio research is discussed. It demonstrates how photographs in conjunction with the musical score and textual descriptions of the dance can be used to create combinations that, while not perfect, can represent dances that are otherwise lost. The first Tragic section of Funeral March is discussed, and the idea that there is enough material about this first third of the dance to accurately be restaged is presented.

Keywords:   Funeral March, ballets, George Balanchine

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