George Balanchine

Hoofers and helmers

Balanchine’s enormous creative output for the New York City Ballet dwarfs his contribution to legit. And yet, his Broadway career, beginning with the “Ziegfeld Follies of 1936,” is prodigious. In 1936, he delivered his “Slaughter on 10th Avenue” ballet, frequently cited as the first dance to be integrated dramatically into a musical, in this case, the oft-revived “On Your Toes.” Among his many other terp credits are “Babes in Arms,” “I Married an Angel,” “The Boys From Syracuse,” “Cabin in the Sky,” “Song of Norway” and “Where’s Charley?”

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