Now Playing: Balanchine Centennial

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Saturday, January 24, 2004

This week marks what would have been the 100th birthday of the master choreographer George Balanchine, who co-founded the New York City Ballet. He died in 1983, at 79. Balanchines dances revitalized ballet in the 20th century, giving it a new energy and strength. The dancer Darci Kistler, a principal with the New York City Ballet since 1983, tells Studio 360 how she fell in love with Balanchines style as a little girl, and then came to dance for him.

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