Saturday, July 9, 2011

Balanchine And Farrell

George Balanchine rehearsing Suzanne Farrell.

Andrew’s parents say that Farrell was the greatest ballerina they ever witnessed. They insist that Farrell made famed Russian ballerinas such as Maya Plisetskaya look one-dimensional.

While Andrew was in law school, he met Farrell. Andrew says that Farrell, at the time, looked like any other unremarkable middle-aged woman. In fact, Andrew says, he could scarcely believe that the woman he was briefly talking to was the great Farrell.


Ballet? Why should you talk about it? Look at it and go home.

George Balanchine

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