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A Ballet in Three Deals
Igor Stravinsky (Jeu de Cartes-A Card Game-Das Kartenspiel, 1936, commissioned by Lincoln Kirstein and Edward M. M. Warburg). Book by Igor Stravinsky and M. Malaieff
Scenery and costumes by Irene Sharaff
February 15, 1951, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin
Joker, Todd Bolender; Queens: Hearts, Janet Reed; Spades, Jillana; Diamonds, Patricia Wilde; Clubs, Doris Breckenridge; 4 Aces (men); 4 Kings; 4 Jacks; 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5 of Hearts; 10, 9, 8, 7 of Spades
Originally presented by the American Ballet (Stravinsky Festival), New York, 1937.
On at least one occasion, Joker danced by a woman (Janet Reed).
Igor Stravinsky (Apollo Musagetes, 1927-28, commissioned by Mrs. Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge)
Scenery and costumes by Stewart Chaney. Scenery executed by Studio Alliance; costumes executed by Helene Pons Studio. Wigs executed by Barris
April 27, 1937, American Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, New York. Conductor: Igor Stravinsky
Apollo, Leader of the Muses, Lew Christensen; Terpsichore, Elise Reiman; Calliope, Daphne Vane; Polyhymnia, Holly Howard; 2 Nymphs; Leto, Mother of Apollo, Jane Burkhalter
Originally presented by Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, Paris, 1928. Performed with the new works The Card Party and Le Baiser de la Fée as a Stravinsky Festival (April 27 and 28, 1937) by the American Ballet while in residence at the Metropolitan Opera House as the American Ballet Ensemble.