Reine Duell Bethany - Author and Illustrator
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Balanchine Enters Heaven

This illustration is from my recently published book, Balanchine: Russian-American Ballet Master Emeritus. I depict Balanchine leaping heaven with a joyful ballet step called saute temps-levee, carrying the lyre from his ballet Orpheus, the Stravinsky-Balanchine collaboration that premiered in 1948. Orpheus impelled the New York City Center board of directors to offer Lincoln Kirstein the chance to make Ballet Society into the New York City Ballet. . . . In my drawing, Stravinsky stands by an eternal music score at an endless piano keyboard. Tchaikovsky and Mozart sit on its bench. Balanchine has come to join their everlasting collaboration.

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Custom essay on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 11:04 PM
Amazing article. I am so impressed. I think you have a great knowledge especially while dealings with such subjects. Thanks for your publication; wild style. Many thanks sharing your article.
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Reine Duell Bethany on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:31 PM
Thank you, Custom essay! This drawing gave me joy and deep contemplation as I worked on it. Bless you, Reine

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