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33. PAS DE DEUX



Music: By Alexander Glazounov (slow movement from Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82, 1904).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Premiere: May 7, 1924, State Theater of Opera and Ballet (formerly Maryinsky), Petrograd.

Cast: Elizaveta Gerdt, Mikhail Dudko.

Note: This pas de deux followed a performance of La Bayadère at a benefit for Elizaveta Gerdt. Balanchine and Gerdt then danced a pas de deux (excluding the male variation) to the music of Nicolas Tcherepnine's Le Pavillon d' Armide, which may or may not have had choreography by Balanchine: Gerdt's variation was by Fokine, who had choreographed a complete ballet to this music in 1907; Balanchine's contribution, if he made one, would have been the opening adagio and the closing coda.

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