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265. BOURRÉE FANTASQUE



Music: By Emmanuel Chabrier (Marche Joyeuse, 1888; Bourrée Fantasque, 1891; 'Prélude' from the opera Gwendoline, 1885; 'Fête Polonaise' from the opera Le Roi Malgré Lui, 1887).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Costumes by Karinska.

Premiere: December 1, 1949, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin.

Cast: BOURRÉE FANTASQUE: Tanaquil Le Clercq, Jerome Robbins; 8 women, 4 men; PRÉLUDE: Maria Tallchief, Nicholas Magallanes; 2 female demi-soloists; 8 women; FÊTE POLONAISE: Janet Reed, Herbert Bliss; 2 demi-solo couples; 6 women, 4 men; followed by full cast.

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