Reine Duell Bethany - Author and Illustrator

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Discussion of Race Relations Without Accusation
Marketability versus Intellectual Development
You can be wrong and still have a point
Undeserved EMplyment versus Hempstead Schoolchildren
How to Create a Gang Member (Or At Least Destroy a Child's Productivity)


Balanchine-related posts
Focus: Gangs
Joining the Battle against Racism and Colorism
Reine Duell Bethany drawings
Reine Duell Bethany's Poems
Reine Duell Bethany's Short Stories
Reine Duell Bethany's Songs
The Boneheads (cartoon series)
The Shu Factor
Unlocking the Writer in Every Student
Village of Hempstead
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Reine Duell Bethany drawings

The Evil Bunny, or, Do We Really Know What is Going On?

A car toon, ha ha--drawn during a road trip in May 2013.

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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