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Artist:
Philippe Halsman, 02 May 1906 - 25 Jun 1979  Search this
Sitter:
Jerome Robbins, 11 Oct 1918 - 29 Jul 1998  Search this
Antony Tudor, 4 Apr 1909 - 19 Apr 1987  Search this
Ruthanna Boris, 1919 - Jan 5 2007  Search this
George Balanchine, 22 Jan 1904 - 30 Apr 1983  Search this
Todd Bolender, 27 Feb 1914 - 12 Oct 2006  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 34.4 x 26.9 cm (13 9/16 x 10 9/16")
Sheet: 35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1951
Exhibition Label:
Anchored by the reclining figure of legendary New York City Ballet choreographer George Balanchine, this photograph presents an ensemble of dancers and choreographers who brought American ballet to the forefront in the mid-twentieth century. Balanchine's influence over these titans of dance was considerable. He nurtured the performing careers of both Ruthanna Boris (center), one of his first American pupils, and Todd Bolender (leaping), the versatile dancer who brought to life many of Balanchine's most challenging ballets. Boris and Bolender also choreographed critically acclaimed productions for Balanchine in the 1950s. Jerome Robbins (seated, left) saw his career flourish under Balanchine's guidance, and it was during his tenure with the City Ballet that he devised some of the company's most original works. Anthony Tudor (top) would prove to be less compatible with Balanchine, and his association with the City Ballet was relatively brief.
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Necklace  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Equipment\Ladder  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
George Balanchine: Male  Search this
George Balanchine: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
George Balanchine: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Ballet  Search this
George Balanchine: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Jerome Robbins: Male  Search this
Jerome Robbins: Performing Arts\Director\Theater  Search this
Jerome Robbins: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Jerome Robbins: Performing Arts\Producer\Theater  Search this
Jerome Robbins: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Ballet  Search this
Antony Tudor: Male  Search this
Antony Tudor: Literature\Writer  Search this
Antony Tudor: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Antony Tudor: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Antony Tudor: Performing Arts\Dance Instructor  Search this
Todd Bolender: Male  Search this
Todd Bolender: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Todd Bolender: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Ballet  Search this
Todd Bolender: Performing Arts\Director\Dance  Search this
Ruthanna Boris: Female  Search this
Ruthanna Boris: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Ruthanna Boris: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Ruthanna Boris: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Ruthanna Boris: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Ballet  Search this
Ruthanna Boris: Performing Arts\Director\Dance  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Irene Halsman in memory of her father, Philippe Halsman
Object number:
NPG.2004.48
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Philippe Halsman Archive
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm427841801-2e37-4696-9ba7-61b6c7c966b9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2004.48