It's not enough to pay homage to your mom on Mother's Day. You've got to honor thy mother (as one command, said to come from on high, puts it)—giving her the respect, love, and attention she's due—on a daily basis. The same goes for George Balanchine. This season marks the 100th anniversary of the master choreographer's birth, and the dance world is rushing around commemorating it with productions of the ballets, exhibitions in multiple media, symposiums, lecture-demonstrations, and so on. Some of the activity will be wonderful. Some of it, inevitably, will be mediocre or, worse, merely... More >>>