Elizabeth Kendall’s book Balanchine and the Lost Muse: Revolution and the Making of a Choreographer
has inspired a George Balanchine biopic, to be produced by Gulfstream Pictures.
The book focuses on Balanchine's early life, and his friendship with Liidia (Lidochka) Ivanova, who died days before the two were scheduled to leave Russia together. The book covers the years immediately before the Russian Revolution in 1917 and ends in 1924, when Balanchine left the country.
Zippora Karz, a former New York City Ballet dancer, will serve as executive producer. With her expertise and the foundation of Kendall's research, this film has the potential to be very interesting.