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Made for Television
Cesare Pugni [? ]
George Balanchine after Petipa (Le Roi Candaule)
First telecast: June 2, 1968, Ed Sullivan Show, CBS
Patricia McBride, Edward Villella
Performance Type
See Also
Petipa’s dance, inserted into Le Roi Candaule sometime after its premiere in 1868, was a pas de trois, which Balanchine may have performed (see ROLES PERFORMED BY BALANCHINE, Love of Diana, 1922). In 1935, Agrippina Vaganova reworked Diana and Actaeon as a pas de deux, and in this form it has been frequently danced by Soviet and Russian dancers ever since. Balanchine may well have been familiar with both versions.
Additional Productions

1998   Miami City Ballet
2002   Miami City Ballet
2011   Miami City Ballet

Recorded Performances

1968 (CBS, Ed Sullivan Show)

Source Notes

Patricia McBride; history note provided by Robert Greskovic, Maria Ratanova, Elizabeth Souritz