282.  À la Françaix 1951
Jean Françaix (Serenade for Small Orchestra, 1934)
George Balanchine
Scenery by Raoul Dufy. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
September 11, 1951, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin
Janet Reed, Maria Tallchief, André Eglevsky; Frank Hobi, Roy Tobias
Performance Type
A tennis-playing athlete flirts with a pretty girl until a ballerina dressed as a winged sylph appears and fascinates him; in the end the sylph, stripping down to a bathing suit, reveals herself to be an athlete too.

1953   American Festival Ballet (Idaho)
1953   San Franciso Ballet
1958   Eglevsky Ballet Company
1964   Eglevsky Ballet Company (revival)
1965   San Diego Ballet
1982   Kansas City Ballet
1983   Richmond Ballet, the State Ballet of Virginia
1985   Kansas City Ballet
1987   Stamford City Ballet
1995   Diablo Ballet
2004   New York Theatre Ballet
2012   Carolina Ballet
2013   Carolina Ballet

1953 (NBC, Kate Smith Hour)