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103. LEGETØJSBUTIKEN (LA BOUTIQUE FANTASQUE)



Music: By Gioacchino Rossini (selections from Les Péchés de Vieillesse, orchestrated by Ottorino Respighi, 1918, on commission from Serge Diaghilev).

Choreography: Originally choreographed by Léonide Massine (1919); rechoreographed by George Balanchine.

Production: Scenery and costumes by Kjeld Abell.

Premiere: October 12, 1930, Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Theater, Copenhagen. Conductor: Victor Schiøler.

Cast: Storekeeper, Storm Petersen (actor); Englishman, Age Winther-Jørgensen; Wife, Ragnhild Rasmussen; Russian Merchant, Richard Jensen; His Wife, Edel Pedersen; Bananaman; Thief; Fop; Dolls; Dogs; Cossacks; TARANTELLA: Elna Jørgen-Jensen, Leif Ørnberg; MAZURKA: Magda Allan Dahl, Gerda Karstens, Karl Merrild, Hans Brenaa; COSSACK DANCE: 5 men; DOGS DANCE: Maren Eschelsen, Niels Bjørn-Larsen; CAN-CAN: Kirsten Nellemose, Børge Ralov; INTERMEZZO: Else Højgaard, Gertrud Jensen, 12 women; GALOP: Entire cast.

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