Today in History: Stravinsky & Balanchine


Today in History–December 1–the Library of Congress features the New York City Ballet premier of Agon, a collaboration between Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine, on this date in 1957. Both Russian émigrés and colleagues from the Paris Ballet Russes, Stravinsky was a top composer of ballet music and Balanchine a leading ballet choreographer. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links to related resources below.

A Ballet for Balanchine American Treasures of the Library of Congress

Igor Stravinsky primary source set

George Balanchine primary source set

Portrait of Arthur Mitchell, principal dancer of Agon

Timeline of the Ballet Russes

Ballet Russes primary source collection

Primary Source Spotlight: Dance