NYC dance lovers! George Balanchine came of age during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution and went on to found and lead New York City Ballet. As a child, though, he hid in corners at Christmas parties to avoid the waltz. On December 10th at the New York Public Library, Elizabeth Kendall, author of Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer, will be discussing George Balanchine’s little-known childhood with Jennifer Homans, ballet critic and best-selling author of Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet.
“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African People. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for, and see realized. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”
The commentators were just straight-up whacking off to Suarez the entire first half.