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Mikhail Glinka (Valse Fantaisie in B minor, 1839; orchestrated 1856)
George Balanchine
March 9, 1931, Sir Oswald Stoll’s Variety Shows, Coliseum
Doris Sonne, corps de ballet
Performance Type
Concert Works
See Also
Balanchine choreographed works to this music in 1953 (Valse Fantaisie), and 1967 (as section of Glinkiana, soon after performed alone as Valse Fantaisie), both for the New York City Ballet.
Mikhail Glinka (Valse Fantaisie in B minor, 1839; orchestrated 1856)
George Balanchine
Scenery, costumes, and lighting by Esteban Francés
June 1, 1969, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Conductor: Robert Irving
Suki Schorer, John Prinz, 4 women
Performance Type
See Also
This version of Valse Fantaisie was originally presented by the New York City Ballet in 1967 as the second section of Glinkiana [359]. In 1931 and 1953 Balanchine choreographed different ballets to this music.
Additional Productions

1973   Garden State Ballet
1973   Los Angeles Ballet
1975   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1976   U.S. Terpsichore (New York City)
1977   North Carolina Dance Theatre
1977   Stars of American Ballet (disbanded)
1978   Berkshire Ballet
1978   Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet (in 1980 separated from Chicago Lyric Opera to form Chicago City Ballet)
1978   Dallas Ballet
1978   Princeton Ballet (New Jersey)
1979   Connecticut Ballet
1980   American Festival Ballet Company (Idaho)
1980   Baltimore Ballet (closed—formerly Maryland Ballet)
1980   New Jersey Ballet
1981   City Ballet of Toronto
1981   Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia
1982   Dance Alive! State Touring Company of Florida
1982   Festival Ballet (Rhode Island)
1982   Kansas City Ballet
1982   Tallahassee Ballet
1982   Toledo Ballet Association
1982   Dance Theatre of Harlem
1983   Arizona Metropolitan Ballet
1983   Balleto del Sol
1983   Pennsylvania Ballet
1984   Atlantic Ballet
1984   Des Moines Ballet
1984   Southern Ballet Theatre
1984   Southwest Ballet Company
1984   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1985   Ballet Oklahoma
1986   Ballet Concerto Company of Miami
1986   Ballet Mississippi
1986   Omaha Theater Company
1986   Catskill Ballet Theatre
1986   Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia
1987   Augusta Ballet
1987   Miami City Ballet
1988   Catskill Ballet Theatre
1988   Hong Kong Ballet
1988   Louisville Ballet
1988   New Jersey Ballet
1988   Northwest Florida Ballet
1988   Pennsylvania Ballet
1988   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1989   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1990   Ballet Dallas
1990   Ballet de San Juan
1990   Granite State Ballet
1990   Hong Kong Ballet
1990   The Marin Ballet
1990   West Australian Ballet
1991   Pennsylvania Ballet
1991   Southern Ballet Theatre
1992   Ballet Austin
1992   Boston Dance Company
1992   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
1992   Nashville City Ballet
1992   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1992   Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia
1992   Spokane Ballet
1993   Contra Costa Ballet
1993   Miami City Ballet
1993   NAPAC Ballet (Natal Performing Arts Council—Durban, South Africa)
1994   Ballet Dallas
1994   Boston Ballet
1994   Boston Dance Company
1994   Diablo Ballet
1994   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1995   Allegheny Ballet Company
1995   Pasadena Dance Theatre
1996   City Ballet of San Diego
1996   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1996   Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia
1996   Russian Ballet Theatre
1996   San Diego Ballet
1997   Ballet Mississippi
1997   Boston Dance Company
1997   Contra Costa Ballet
1997   Pennsylvania Ballet
1997   Repertory Dance Theatre
1997   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1997   Western Ballet Theater
1998   Aspen Ballet
1998   Boston Dance Company
1998   Municipal Theatre of Berne
1998   Pioneer Valley Ballet
1999   Chautauqua Institution (New York)
1999   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
2000   City Ballet of San Diego
2000   Palm Springs Ballet
2000   Royal Swedish Ballet
2000   Saint Louis Ballet
2000   Western Ballet Theater
2001   Alabama Dance Theatre
2001   Channel Island Ballet (formerly Ballet Wisconsin)
2002   Ballet Austin
2002   Carolina Ballet
2002   Chautauqua Institution (New York)
2002   Mid-Columbia Regional Ballet
2002   Minnesota Ballet
2002   North Carolina Dance Theatre
2002   Omaha Theater Company Ballet
2002   Richmond Ballet, The State Ballet of Virginia
2003   Columbia Classical Ballet Company
2003   Festival Ballet Theatre of Orange County
2003   Ballet NY
2004   Ballet Chicago
2004   Minnesota Ballet
2004   Saint Louis Ballet
2005   Ballet NY
2005   Gem City Ballet
2005   New England Dance Theatre
2005   The Peoria Ballet
2005   Washington Ballet Studio Company
2006   Boca Ballet Theatre
2006   Ohio Ballet
2007   Kansas City Ballet
2007   Nashville Ballet
2008   Grand Rapids Ballet Company
2008   Festival Ballet Theatre of Orange County
2008   Carolina Ballet
2008   Lake Cities Ballet
2008   Marin Ballet
2009   City Ballet of San Diego
2009   Orlando Ballet
2010   Miami City Ballet
2010   Bucharest National Opera
2010   Richmond Ballet
2010   St Louis Ballet
2010   City Ballet of San Diego
2011   New Mexico Ballet Company
2011   Oklahoma City Ballet
2012   Carolina Ballet
2012   Richmond Ballet
2012   Suzanne Farrell Ballet
2014   Ballet Chicago
2014   Boca Ballet Theatre
2014   St. Louis Ballet
2015   American Ballet Theatre
2015   American Contemporary Ballet
2015   Ballet Nebraska/Ballet Vero Beach
2015   Richmond Ballet
2016   Ballet Idaho
2016   Carolina Ballet
2017   The Sarasota Ballet
2018   Avant Chamber Ballet
2018   Dance Theatre of Harlem
2018   Madison Ballet
2018   Norwegian National Ballet-Den Norske Opera/Ballet
2020   Conservatoire National Superior de Musique et de Danse de Paris
2020   Het Nationale Ballet II – Junior Company
2021   Indianapolis Ballet
2021   St. Louis Ballet
2022   Golden State Ballet

Recorded Performances

1973 (RM Productions)
1975 (BBC 2 [London])

Mikhail Glinka (Valse Fantaisie in B minor, 1839; orchestrated 1856)
George Balanchine
Costumes by Karinska. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal
January 6, 1953, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin
Diana Adams, Melissa Hayden, Tanaquil Le Clercq, Nicholas Magallanes
Performance Type
See Also
The three ballerinas, wearing headdresses reminiscent of Glinka’s Russia, moved together in a perpetuum mobile, attended by the male dancer.
Additional Productions

1958   Eglevsky Ballet Company
1964   Eglevsky Ballet Company
1970   Ballet de San Juan
1974   Cultural Center of the Philippines Dance Company
1982   New York Dance Theatre
1984   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1987   Miami City Ballet
1990   Miami City Ballet
1992   Miami City Ballet
1993   Miami City Ballet
1994   Lake Erie Ballet
1995   Miami City Ballet
1996   Miami City Ballet
1997   Miami City Ballet
1998   Greensboro Ballet
1998   Hartford Ballet
2021   Indianapolis Ballet
2021   St. Louis Ballet

Mikhail Glinka
George Balanchine
May 5, 1932, Ballets Russes de Monte-Carlo, Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Conductor: Marc-César Scotto
JOTA ARAGONESA: Eleanora Marra, Léon Woizikowsky, 6 couples; TARANTELLA: Nina Verchinina, Lena Kirsova, David Lichine, Metek [Mezeslav] Borovsky, Yurek Shabelevsky; VALSE: Valentina Blinova, Tamara Toumanova, Tatiana Riabouchinska, 6 women; KOMARINSKAIA: Irene Kervily, Woizikowsky, 8 couples
Performance Type
See Also
In 1967, Balanchine choreographed the JOTA ARAGONESA as part of Glinkiana for the New York City Ballet.