IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM takes us back to the glory years of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Opening the door to his studio, Balanchine’s private laboratory, they reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer: taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise: what was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated?
Filled with never-before-seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers and those who try to carry on his legacy today, this is Balanchine as you have never seen him, and a film for anyone who loves ballet and the creative process.
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This film is in partnership with The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, and features Eastern Connecticut Ballet’s Artistic Director, Gloria Govrin
Ms. Govrin has been an invaluable mainstay to the Ballet World. A product of The School of American Ballet and New York City Ballet, she is considered one of the leading masters of the Balanchine Technique.