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In Balanchine's Classroom

Presented with Houston Ballet

Nov 14, 2021, 07:30 PM Discovery Green Free Get Tickets

Co-presented with Houston Ballet.

In the event of bad weather, this event will be cancelled.

Also available virtually for 72 hours beginning Nov 20 at 7:30pm, followed by a Q& with Director Connie Hochman. For more information visit here.


In Balanchine's Classroom takes us back to the glory years of 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, along with interviews with many of his adored and adoring dancers and those carrying on his legacy today, this is Balanchine as you have never seen him. This film will thrill anyone interested in the intensity of the master-disciple relationship and all who love dance, music, and the creative process.

Country, Year United States, 2021
DirectorConnie Hochman
CastJacques d'Amboise, Merrill Ashley, Gloria Govrin, Suki Schorer, Edward Villella, Heather Watts
ProducerMark Hochman
Runtime88 MINS, SECS
Event TypeFilm