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375. DANSES CONCERTANTES



Music: By Igor Stravinsky (Danses Concertantes for chamber orchestra, 1941-42, commissioned by Werner Janssen).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Scenery and costumes by Eugene Berman (from the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production, 1944), courtesy of the Ballet Foundation. Costumes executed by Barbara Matera.

Premiere: June 20, 1972, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Conductor: Robert Irving.

Cast: Lynda Yourth, John Clifford, 8 women, 4 men. MARCHE; PAS D'ACTION; THÈME VARIÉ (4 variations); PAS DE DEUX; MARCHE.

Note: Included in the Stravinsky Festival. Originally presented by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, New York, 1944, with largely different choreography, although in similar style; in 1972, only the fourth variation in THÈME VARIÉ was similar to original. (See FESTIVALS DIRECTED BY BALANCHINE.)

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