Pointes of View: James Steichen, PhD

Pointes of View: James Steichen, PhD

The Stories of Balanchine’s Serenade

Was Serenade really Balanchine’s first piece in America? And if not, how did that myth come to be? SF Ballet Visiting Scholar James Steichen discusses Balanchine’s early work and the ballets that preceded Serenade, adding a new dimension to one of Balanchine’s most famous ballets.

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Header Image: San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine’s Serenade // Choreography by George Balanchine © The Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson