318. Stars and Stripes 1958
Ballet in Five Campaigns
John Philip Sousa (as given below), adapted and orchestrated by Hershy Kay
George Balanchine
Scenery by David Hays. Costumes by Karinska. Lighting by Nananne Porcher (1958); David Hays (1964)
January 17, 1958, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin
FIRST CAMPAIGN, 1st Regiment (‘Corcoran Cadets’): Allegra Kent, 12 women;
SECOND CAMPAIGN, 2nd Regiment (‘Thunder and Gladiator’): Robert Barnett, 12 men;
THIRD CAMPAIGN, 3rd Regiment (‘Rifle Regiment’): Diana Adams, 12 women;
FOURTH CAMPAIGN (‘Liberty Bell’ and ‘El Capitan’): Melissa Hayden, Jacques d’Amboise;
FIFTH CAMPAIGN, All Regiments (‘Stars and Stripes’)
Performance Type
Video Archives Recording
George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive (FOURTH CAMPAIGN, FIFTH CAMPAIGN [principal roles]), 2002, 2018 (THUNDER & GLADIATOR, CORCORAN CADETS, RIFLE REGIMENT) 2020
A balletic parade based on the themes of Sousa’s patriotic marching band music. The campaigns or movements feature each regiment in turn; following a grand pas de deux all combine in the finale as a giant American flag appears. Dedicated to the memory of Fiorello H. La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and founder of the City Center of Music and Drama.
Additional Productions

1969   Boston Ballet
1979   San Francisco Ballet
1983   Ballet of Flanders/Koninklijk Ballet Van Vlaanderen/Royal Flemish Ballet
1983   Ballet West
1983   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1983   Pennsylvania Ballet
1984   Dance Alive! State Touring Company of Florida
1985   Dance Theatre of Harlem (performed at 1984 Olympics)
1985   Milwaukee Ballet
1986   Boston Ballet
1986   Sacramento Ballet
1986   San Francisco Ballet
1986   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1988   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1988   Pennsylvania Ballet
1989   Atlanta Ballet
1991   Milwaukee Ballet
1991   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1992   Asami Maki Ballet (Japan)
1992   Atlanta Ballet
1992   Ballet Chicago
1993   Miami City Ballet
1993   Pennsylvania Ballet
1994   Aspen Ballet
1994   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1995   Miami City Ballet
1995   San Francisco Ballet
1995   The Little Orchestra Society
1996   Ballet Vera Bublitz (Brazil)
1996   Nashville City Ballet
1997   Chautauqua Institution (New York)
1997   Miami City Ballet
1997   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1998   Colorado Ballet
1998   Hartford Ballet
2000   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2001   Colorado Ballet
2001   North Carolina Dance Theatre
2002   Alabama Ballet/Ballet South
2003   Boston Ballet
2004   Ballet Chicago
2004   Dance Theatre of Harlem
2004   North Carolina Dance Theatre
2005   City Ballet of San Diego
2005   Sacramento Ballet
2006   Ballet Met
2006   Cincinnati Ballet
2007   Alabama Ballet / Ballet South
2007   Delta Festival Ballet
2007   Diablo Ballet
2007   Ballet West
2008   Suzanne Farrell Ballet (pas de deux)
2009   Carolina Ballet
2012   Ballet de Capitale Toulouse
2014   Los Angeles Ballet
2015   Sacramento Ballet
2016   NBA Ballet
2016   Sarasota Ballet
2016   Suzanne Farrell Ballet
2018   Ballet Chicago – Men’s Regiment
2022   Philadelphia Ballet (formerly PA Ballet)

Recorded Performances
1995, Nonesuch, The Balanchine Library: Dancing for Mr. B (FOURTH CAMPAIGN, female variation [partial];
1996, Nonesuch, The Balanchine Celebration, Part Two (FOURTH CAMPAIGN, FIFTH CAMPAIGN [1993]);
2004, Kultur, Balanchine (coda from FOURTH CAMPAIGN; FIFTH CAMPAIGN [finale, partial]);
2006, VAI, Jacques d’Amboise: Portrait of a Great American Dancer (FOURTH CAMPAIGN, FIFTH CAMPAIGN [1959; excerpts])
1973, RM Productions;
1989, Seahorse Films, Dancing for Mr. B (FOURTH CAMPAIGN, female variation [partial])

1959 excerpts (NBC, Bell Telephone Hour)
1963 pas de deux (NBC)
1964 4th and 5th campaign (CBS, “Opening Night of the New York State Theater”)
n.d. pas de deux (German television)
1973 (RM Productions)
1976 (German television)
1993 4th and 5th campaigns (PBS, Dance in America, “The Balanchine Celebration”)