George Balanchine

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In a room in their home, Russian-born American choreographer and... News Photo1950-1959,Adult,Archival,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Ballet Dancer,Black And White,Choreographer,Couple - Relationship,Dancer,Dancing,Former,Four People,Full Length,George Balanchine,Horizontal,Human Interest,Husband,Listening,Men,Musical Instrument,Musician,New York City,North America,People,Photograph,Pianist,Piano,TIMEINCOWN,Tanaquil LeClercq,USA,Wife,WomenPhotographer Collection: The LIFE Picture Collection Time & Life PicturesIn a room in their home, Russian-born American choreographer and dancer George Balanchine (1904 - 1983) with his wife, former ballerina French-born American ballerina Tanaquil LeClercq (1929 - 2000), listen to a pianist duo Arthur Gold (1917 - 1990) and Robert Fizdale (1920 - 1995), New York, New York, December 9, 1958. Two years earlier (in 1956), LeClercq has contracted polio, which paralyzed her from the waist down and ended her dancing career. (Photo by Gordon Parks/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)