Monument to Balanchine?
Posted 07 February 2003 - 06:37 PM
If not, where would you all propose one? Lincoln Center? NYC?
Some would say the NYCB is his memorial, as would I.
There is a statue of George m Cohan in Times Square, That plaza across the street from Lincoln Center with the funky clock would be appropriate.
Posted 07 February 2003 - 09:52 PM
Of course, that very short stretch of W63rd St. between Broadway and Columbus bears Balanchine's name. But then, Lenny Bernstein got all of W65th -- Park to river.
Posted 08 February 2003 - 12:54 PM
From a practical point of view, NYCB shares the theatre with City Opera perhaps they wouldn't find it appropriate. After all, NYCO had a founding director too.
Posted 08 February 2003 - 02:37 PM
Not only was the inclusion of the New York City Opera an afterthought, in recent years that company has never missed an opportunity to badmouth the acoustics and every other feature of the New York State Theater. Their most devout wish seems to be to leave it. I am a long-time fan of NYCO and admire much of what they've done. Nevertheless, it's been my opinion since 1983 that the place should be renamed the George Balanchine Theater.
Posted 08 February 2003 - 04:50 PM
I'd love to see a fountain, one of those crazy, never has the same spout kind, put in and named after him. He seemed to change his mind a lot about the dancers/ballets and an erratic fountain...
okay, that was a bit dorkish.
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