Agon, Stravinsky/Balanchine Ballet

Selections from Agon, a ballet first performed in 1957, with music by Igor Stravinsky and choreography by George Balanchine. The following interesting comments are from Alex Ross, in his book “The Rest is Noise” (Picador, 2007, p. 423):

“Balanchine . . . had formed a close-to-ideal partnership with a composer who had always thrived on cross-disciplinary collaboration. Stravinsky filled Balanchine’s time slots down to the second; Balanchine invented moves that were organically related to Stravinsky’s gestures, at once athletic and abstract.”

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