Corpus ID: 190775010

Prodigal Son: Dancing for Balanchine in a World of Pain and Magic

@inproceedings{Villella1992ProdigalSD,
  title={Prodigal Son: Dancing for Balanchine in a World of Pain and Magic},
  author={E. Villella and L. Kaplan},
  year={1992}
}
  • E. Villella, L. Kaplan
  • Published 1992
  • Art
  • In this autobiography, American ballet dancer Edward Villella speaks frankly about the cost associated with his success - and the glory. He shows what it was like for a kid from Queens to find himself, with little preparation, a prodigy of George Balanchine's School of American Ballet. Balanchine was mentor to Edward Villella for more than 30 years. Demanding, brilliant, aloof and manipulative, Balanchine reserved his approval and affection for female dancers who served as his mistresses and… CONTINUE READING
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