MARIA TALLCHIEF

Obituary
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TALLCHIEF--Maria. Maria. A force of nature, a blazing light, the strength of a diamond. A 20th Century principal dancer who objected to "alphabetical order." Her presence taught respect for the art. And one will not forget her laughter, and the way she spoke the word "George." We will remember her always. The George Balanchine Trust

Published in The New York Times on Apr. 14, 2013
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