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Darius Milhaud (1933, commissioned by Boris Kochno). Book by André Derain
George Balanchine
Scenery and costumes by André Derain
June 7, 1933, Les Ballets 1933, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris. Conductor: Maurice Abravanel
The Ballerina, Tamara Toumanova;
1. POLKA: Kyra Blank, Karl Scheibe;
2. MONSTRE (ACROBAT): Roman Jasinsky;
3. THE KNAVES: Ludovic Matlinsky, Serge Ismailoff;
4. THE CORYPHÉES: 5 women;
5. HIGH-LIFE AND THE DEMI-MONDE: Jasinsky, Lucienne Kylberg;
6. FINALE: Entire cast
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Exhausted after a triumphant performance, the ballerina falls asleep and is assailed by nightmares and visions. The fragrance of flowers brings an intimation of loveliness; she awakens reassured to find herself in her own room.
Additional Productions

1935  American Ballet Ensemble (1935-1938–resident Metropolitan Opera company)

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