The Four Temperaments

Posted on 12 March 2021 By Rose Mulready

A glimpse at the elongated lines, monochromatic drama and streamlined elegance of this quintessential Balanchine work, on stage soon in our New York Dialects program. 

Balanchine made this work, subtitled "A  Dance Ballet Without Plot", in 1946, and it still feels just as vital and modern today. 

All photography of The Four Temperaments. Choreography George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust

Laura Tong, Dana Stephensen and Kevin Jackson. Photography Branco Gaica

Rudy Hawkes and Amber Scott. Photography Branco Gaica

Ingrid Gow, Andrew Killian and Alice Topp. Photography Branco Gaica

Brett Simon and Juliet Burnett. Photography Branco Gaica

Olivia Bell and artists of The Australian Ballet. Photography Branco Gaica

Natasha Kusen. Photography Branco Gaica