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Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

Charles Joseph


Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, among the most influential artists of the twentieth century, together created the music and movement for many ballet masterpieces. This is a study of one of the greatest artistic collaborations in history. Drawing on extensive research, the book discusses the Stravinsky-Balanchine ballets against a rich contextual backdrop. It explores the background and psychology of the two men, the dynamics of their interactions, their personal and professional similarities and differences, and the political and historical circumstances that conditioned their work. It ... More

Keywords: Igor Stravinsky, George Balanchine, ballet, dancers, creative process, psychology, dynamics, designers, sponsors

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300087123
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300087123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles Joseph, author