Mourka: The Autobiography of a Cat

Mourka, an extraordinary alley cat, is one of famed choreographer George Balanchine s prize pupils He has learned to do entre chats, pas de chats, and even a grand jete When photographer Martha Swope caught Mourka doing one of his spectacular leaps, Life printed the memorable photo and Mourka s reputation was made instantly for millions of Americans Here, Miss Swope s pMourka, an extraordinary alley cat, is one of famed choreographer George Balanchine s prize pupils He has learned to do entre chats, pas de chats, and even a grand jete When photographer Martha Swope caught Mourka doing one of his spectacular leaps, Life printed the memorable photo and Mourka s reputation was made instantly for millions of Americans Here, Miss Swope s pictures and Miss Le Clercq s text convey his many exploits and suggest that Mourka may well be the most accomplished feline in the world.Mourka, a native New Yorker, shares a large apartment on the upper West Side with Mr and Mrs Balanchine He spends his summers in Weston, Connecticut, where he indulges in his favorite hobby, bug watching, and such favorite foods as asparagus, potatoes, peas, and sour cream.
Mourka The Autobiography of a Cat Mourka an extraordinary alley cat is one of famed choreographer George Balanchine s prize pupils He has learned to do entre chats pas de chats and even a grand jete When photographer Martha Swope

  • Title: Mourka: The Autobiography of a Cat
  • Author: Tanaquil Le Clercq
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1 thought on “Mourka: The Autobiography of a Cat”

    1. Best anniversary gift ever. As a study in contrasts, I leave you with George Balanchine's cat (pictured above) and my cat (pictured below):

    2. Book is out of print and hard to find, but I found one through - yay! it's a charming picture book. If you love cats, you'll get a kick out of it. Written by and starring cats of legendary ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq and George Ballanchine.

    3. Wish I still had a copy of this. Written by dancer Tanaquil Le Clerq (who was married to Balanchine).Photos by Martha Swope. From point of view of Balanchine's cat.

    4. Fun book about George Balanchine's cat joining the ballet with real (and some charmingly faked) photos. Any cat lover will find this engaging.

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