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In Balanchine’s Classroom

August 28 - September 26

Sept 24, 25 at 7:45 at the IU Radio & Television Theater.

Last Chance! Sunday, Sept 26 at 7:45 at the IU Fine Arts Theater

IN BALANCHINE’S CLASSROOM takes us back to the glory years of George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet through the remembrances of his former dancers and their quest to fulfill the vision of a genius. Opening the door to his studio, Balanchine’s private laboratory, they reveal new facets of the groundbreaking choreographer: taskmaster, mad scientist, and spiritual teacher. Today, as his former dancers teach a new generation, questions arise: what was the secret of his teaching? Can it be replicated?

Filled with never before seen archival footage of Balanchine at work during rehearsals, classes, and in preparation for his most seminal works, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers and those who try to carry on his legacy today, this is Balanchine as you have never seen him, and a film for anyone who loves ballet and the creative process. (2021 / 104 min)

Funded in part by the IU Jacobs School of Music. Kyra Nichols, who is one of the last dancers to work with George Balanchine, will introduce the film on Friday, Sept  24th, and answer questions after the screening.

Tickets: only $8

Covid Protocols: Filmgoers must be vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination. This includes IU students, faculty and staff. (You can photograph your vaccination card and show it to us on your phone.)
Filmgoers must wear masks in the theater. Seating will be capped at 35% of capacity.



August 28
September 26