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July 04, 2021

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I admit it: I am a George Balanchine fanatic. I will even assert that he was the greatest, most creative genius of the 20th century! I cannot imagine my world without Serenade, Chaconne, Davidsbundlertanze, Mozartiana, Allegro Brilliant, Square Dance, Apollo, Agon, The Four Temps, The Stravinsky Violin Concerto, etc. In fact, I cannot hear the Stravinsky without seeing the incomparable NYC Ballet dancers. I remain in awe of the legendary Suzanne Farrell, Jacques D'Amboise, Arthur Mitchell, Allegra Kent, Patty McBride, Edward Villella, et. al. Thank you, Mr. B. and Ms. Farrell, for the most beautiful, most mysterious dancing I have ever seen in my life.

I share your enthusiasm Emily.I too am in awe of those mid-to-late 20th century dancers and Balanchine ballets. Over the past year I've followed several NYCB dancers on social media (Sara Mearns, Megan Fairchild, among others) and am in awe of them as well. They bring so much talent and intelligence to their dancing. I'm eager to see them this fall (My sister and I took out a subscription and we're going to opening night!). Thank you for this comment.

Dear Stacey,

Have a glorious time on opening night. What a treat! Great dancing to beautiful music -- the purest poetry. "You language where all language ends." -- Rilke

Thank you for celebrating Balanchine.

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