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Maria Tallchief, 88, Has Died

Maria Tallchief, a 20th century ballet legend and the first American prima ballerina, has died. George Balanchine, who was her husband for six years, created many roles for her including leads in Firebird and Allegro Brillante. Tallchief was my first … Continue reading

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The Red Shoes, La Danse, and Maria Tallchief on Film

NYC’s Film Forum is currently showing two dance films – one new and one old.  Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s 1948 film “The Red Shoes”, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of shoes that dance the wearer to death, has … Continue reading

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