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Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina

Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina

Larry Kaplan, Jerome Kern

ISBN: 9780813028460

The life of the legendary ballerina Maria Tallchief is told in her own words. Her fascinating memoir is the story of the rigors and pleasures of a dancer's life--an artist's rapid rise to fame that began on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Tallchief introduced ballet to the American public and became George Balanchine's wife and muse. Recipient of the 1996 Kennedy Center Honor. of photos.

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The definitive autobiography in a new paperback edition "Maria Tallchief and American ballet came of age in the same moment. . . . Her story will always be the story of ballet conquering America. It was and is an American romance."--"The New Yorker" "Tallchief's autobiography provides us with many stories, insights, even passing remarks that shed light on both this crucial moment in dance history and Balanchine's elusive personality. Tallchief has now given us her definitive and convincing account of Balanchine as choreographer, teacher, husband, friend."--"New York Times Book Review " "
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