The New York City Ballet has dedicated its 2007 spring season to Lincoln Kirstein, the man who jumpstarted it. This year marks the centenary of Kirstein's birth. He was only 26 years old when he invited George Balanchine (29) to come to America and join him in founding a school and a company. The repertory for the opening six programs billed as "For Lincoln: 10 Modern Classics" underlines—perhaps inadvertently—how Kirstein's taste developed from the 1920s, when he first fell in... More >>>