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Ballet Icon and New City Ballet Founder George Balanchine’s Birthday, 1-22-1904

George Balanchine, Founder of

New York City Ballet

George Balanchine & New York City Ballet Dancers

Aquarius Sun, Pisces Moon, Cancer Ascendant

God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it – from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do. George Balanchine

 

It’s not surprising that Mr. Balanchine, the father of neo classical ballet, is an Aquarius. His imagination and vision were well ahead of his time. He had a talent for bringing out the individuality of his dancers and bringing them to the edge of their capability. Yet, he also cherished the oneness of his dancers, and took pride in his collective vision of perfection.

As the 11th sign of the zodiac Aquarius sees the big picture, and needs to make a special contribution to the future- whether this involves a community, social movement, or humanitarian cause, Aquarius is born with a mission. Mr. Balanchine’s devotion to his dancers, which eventually (with the assistance Lincoln Kirstein) became New York City Ballet, is now historical, yet still lives in the future as through his creation of the Balanchine technique.

Musicality was Mr. Balanchine’s greatest gift, as he had great respect for music in its own right. With the Moon in Pisces, the most musical sign of the zodiac, he had a natural sense of rhythm, and flow. A trained classical pianist, he likely could just as easily been a composer. With his rising sign in Cancer, the sign of family and nurturing, Mr. Balanchine was comfortable taking on a father role-feeling personally responsible for the welfare of his dancers, and taking care of them. He was known for his generosity and loyalty, for once a dancer was chosen to ride under his wing, the sky would emerge and reveal the brightest stars.

Want to know more about this legendary ballet icon? Check out San Francisco Ballet’s article “Who is George Balanchine” https://www.sfballet.org/explore/articles/who_is_george_balanchine

 

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Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream, Still Alive in 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King’s Vision Still Alive as the Sun enters Aquarius

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day coincides with the Sun’s entrance into Aquarius, the sign of humanity, how fitting!! Aquarian energy will inspire you to love your neighbor as yourself, and take a more serious  look into how you can make a difference in your community.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dance Theatre of Harlem

The Sun is in Aquarius!

The Sun is now in Aquarius!

Aquarius

Mamangam, The School of Dance

The universe is made up of stories, not atoms.  Muriel Rukeyser

The Sun’s journey through the constellation of Aquarius will last until Sunday, February 18. As the zodiac’s third air sign, Aquarius reflects the mature intellectual who thrives off objectivity. Aquarius is also infamous for being the best friend who forever remains loyal. While the Sun shines in Aquarius, you’ll have an opportunity to show up for a friend, become more active in your community, and create emotional distance from an ongoing circumstance that requires you to stretch your personality. This will help you gain wisdom as you strive to do bigger and better things, as Aquarius is also the sign of higher vision and new possibilities.

Famous Aquarian Dancers

Mikhail Baryshnikov, Anna Pavlova, Maria Tallchief, Faisal Khan, Gregory Hines

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It’s February!

HAPPY FEBRUARY!

The Sun is in Aquarius, the sign of togetherness, independence, and friendship. Let this month be an opportunity for you to give freely to those who need it most.

Indain Express, Thinkstock Photo, Sandip Soparrkar

February in Motion

Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

James Bryant Conant