from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Kirstein, Lincoln 1907-1996. American writer, art collector, and impresario who cofounded the School of American Ballet (1934) and the New York City Ballet (1948).


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  • Balanchine and Kirstein wanted American dancers for their American company, and they especially needed men who could handle the thoroughbred ballerinas that Balanchine was developing.

    An American Apollo

  • As for Kirstein, d'Amboise is fascinating on the relationship between George and Lincoln self-confidence versus self-questioning, and he sheds new light on the succession of leadership at NYCB after Balanchine's death.

    An American Apollo

  • City Ballet's co-founders, Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein, set out to build a company based on American energy, athleticism and unself-conscious elegance.

    An American Apollo

  • Sir Peter Kirstein, working from University College London, co-authored one of the first significant technical papers on internetworked computers.

    Nigel Sheinwald: Working Together for a Safe and Prosperous Cyberspace

  • Though Kirstein and Balanchine were both already involved in the world of ballet within their own social circles, a casual introduction was enough to convince Balanchine to relocate to the US and begin a 50-year collaboration with the New Yorker.

    Linda Constant: The Foundation of Movement: Cultural Diplomacy

  • On closing night, after “Symphony in C,” the audience stood to cheer, and Lincoln Kirstein came out onstage to announce, “We now look on this as our second home.”

    Ballet in London: Compare and Contrast - ArtsBeat Blog -

  • Because I think that it's perfectly obvious that she was not a Diaghilev or a Kirstein.

    Richard Nash: Lucia Chase, America's Ballet Mistress

  • Few people have contributed more to ballet in America than Lincoln Kirstein, who imported George Balanchine and with him founded the New York City Ballet.

    Cover to Cover

  • But Kirstein tirelessly championed American dance and dancers, and the three standouts at NYCB this season might well have tempted him to lavish them with individual acclaim.

    In Lincoln Kirstein's Shadow

  • This selection of writings by Kirstein (1907-1996) includes the period when he assisted George Balanchine (1904-1983) in his work to establish and maintain both the School of American Ballet and New York City Ballet.

    In Lincoln Kirstein's Shadow


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