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Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (final movement of Suite No. 3 for orchestra in G major, 1884)
George Balanchine
Costumes by Karinska (from Symphony in C [244]). Lighting by David Hays
February 5, 1960, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Robert Irving
Violette Verdy, Edward Villella, Susan Borree, Judith Green, Francia Russell, Carol Sumner, Conrad Ludlow, Richard Rapp, Roy Tobias, William Weslow; 8 women, 8 men
Performance Type
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Originally presented by Ballet Theatre, New York, 1947.
Peter Ilyitch Tschaikovsky (final movement of Suite No. 3 for orchestra in G major, 1884)
George Balanchine
Scenery and costumes by Woodman Thompson. Scenery executed by Eugene B. Dunkel Studios; costumes executed by Karinska
November 26, 1947, Ballet Theatre, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Max Goberman
Alicia Alonso, Igor Youskevitch; Anna Cheselka, Melissa Hayden, Paula Lloyd, Cynthia Riseley, Fernando Alonso, Eric Braun, Fernand Nault, Zachary Solov; 8 women, 8 men
Performance Type
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Video Archives Recording
The George Balanchine Foundation Interpreters Archive (two principal roles), 1998.
An intensive development of the classical ballet lexicon. In 1970, incorporated (with minor revisions) as the fourth movement of the full Suite No. 3 [369], later called Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3.
Additional Productions
Choreography for male principal changed several times for various performers.
New Productions by Balanchine Companies
1960, New York City Ballet, with costumes by Karinska (from Symphony in C).

1960   New York City Ballet
1967   Compania Nacional de Danza (Mexico City)
1969   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
1971   Geneva Ballet (Grand Theatre de Geneve [Ballet])
1981   Dutch National Ballet
1983   Ballet du Nord (France)
1983   Cleveland San Jose Ballet
1984   Houston Ballet
1985   Dutch National Ballet
1985   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1985   Milwaukee Ballet
1985   Pacific Ballet Theatre
1985   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1986   Ballet del Teatro Lirico Nacional, Madrid
1986   Ballet du Nord (France)
1986   Pennsylvania Ballet
1986   San Francisco Ballet
1987   American Ballet Theatre
1987   Boston Ballet
1987   Ballett der Deutschen Oper (Berlin)
1987   National Ballet Lisbon
1987   PACT Ballet (Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal—Johannesburg, South Africa)
1988   Ballet du Nord (France)
1988   Matsuyama Ballet Company (Japan)
1988   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1988   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1988   San Francisco Ballet
1988   Teatro Nacional de San Carlo
1988   Birmingham Royal Ballet/Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet
1989   American Ballet Theatre
1989   Cleveland San Jose Ballet
1989   Dutch National Ballet
1989   Kirov Ballet
1989   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1989   San Francisco Ballet
1990   Boston Ballet
1991   Atlanta Ballet
1991   Royal Danish Ballet
1992   Ballet de Nancy (France)
1992   Ballet West
1992   Dutch National Ballet
1992   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1992   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1992   San Francisco Ballet
1993   Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain)
1993   Houston Ballet
1993   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1993   Paris Opera Ballet
1993   Mussorgsky Ballet Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia)
1994   American Ballet Theatre
1994   Birmingham Royal Ballet/Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet
1994   Ballett der Deutschen Oper (Berlin)
1994   Royal Swedish Ballet
1994   Tokyo Ballet/Japan Performing Arts Foundation
1995   Colorado Ballet
1995   Ballett der Hamburgischen Staatsoper (Hamburg, Germany)
1995   Matsuyama Ballet Company (Japan)
1995   Universal Ballet Company (Korea)
1996   American Ballet Theatre
1996   Cincinnati Ballet
1996   Dutch National Ballet
1996   Houston Ballet
1996   PACT Ballet (Performing Arts Council of the Transvaal—Johannesburg, South Africa)
1997   The Australian Ballet
1997   Ballet de Nancy (France)
1997   Ballet de Santiago
1997   Cleveland San Jose Ballet
1997   Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo
1997   Miami City Ballet
1997   National Ballet of China (Central)
1997   San Francisco Ballet
1997   Tokyo Ballet/Japan Performing Arts Foundation
1997   Universal Ballet Company (Korea)
1998   National Ballet of Canada
1998   Texas Ballet (formerly Fort Worth Dallas Ballet)
1998   Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna)
1999   Ballet West
1999   Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
1999   Pacific Northwest Ballet
1999   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
1999   San Francisco Ballet
1999   Stuttgart Ballet
1999   Teatro Comunale (Florence, Italy)
2000   American Ballet Theatre
2000   The Australian Ballet
2000   The New National Theater Foundation
2000   Tulsa Ballet Theatre
2001   Boston Ballet
2001   Kirov Ballet
2001   National Ballet of Canada
2001   National Ballet Lisbon
2001   Tokyo Ballet/Japan Performing Arts Foundation
2001   Universal Ballet Company (Korea)
2002   American Ballet Theatre
2002   Ballet West
2002   National Ballet of China (Central)
2002   Sacramento Ballet
2002   Ballett der Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna)
2003   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2003   Zurich Ballet (Ballett des Opernhauses Zurich)
2004   American Ballet Theatre
2004   Ballet Arizona
2004   Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse
2004   Dutch National Ballet
2004   Houston Ballet
2004   National Ballet of Canada
2004   Stuttgart Ballet
2004   Louisville Ballet
2005   Ballet West
2005   Guangzhou Ballet
2005   Royal Ballet of Flanders
2005   San Francisco Ballet
2006   Dresden SemperOper Ballett
2006   Hong Kong Ballet
2006   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2006   Pennsylvania Ballet
2007   Ballet du Rhin
2007   Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
2007   Royal Ballet
2008   Ballet San Jose
2009   Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse
2009   Royal Swedish Ballet
2009   Compania Nacional de Danza (Mexico City)
2010   Sao Paulo Companhia de Danca
2010   San Francisco Ballet
2010   Sacramento Ballet
2010   Dutch National Ballet (Amsterdam)
2010   Boston Ballet
2010   Teatro Colon
2010   Miami City Ballet
2010   Ballet der Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna)
2010   Tulsa Ballet
2011   American Ballet Theatre
2011   Ballet Arizona
2011   Cincinnati Ballet
2011   Guangzhou Ballet
2011   National Ballet of Canada, The
2011   Texas Ballet Theater
2012   Hong Kong Ballet
2012   Houston Ballet
2012   Louisville Ballet
2012   National Ballet Theatre Prague
2013   Singapore Dance Theatre
2013   Tokyo Ballet
2014   Washington Ballet
2015   American Ballet Theatre
2015   Ballet San Jose
2015   Birmingham Royal Ballet
2015   Boston Ballet
2015   Dresden Semperoper Ballett
2015   New National Theatre Tokyo
2015   Paris Opera Ballet
2015   San Francisco Ballet
2016   Bucharest National Opera
2016   Het Nationale Ballet
2016   Louisville Ballet
2016   Norwegian National Ballet
2016   Royal Danish Ballet
2016   Washington Ballet
2017   Ballet Nacional del Sodre
2017   Hungarian National Ballet
2017   Kansas City Ballet
2017   Teatro Colon
2017   The Sarasota Ballet
2018   Pennsylvania Ballet
2018   Sacramento Ballet – Selections
2019   American Ballet Theatre
2019   Ballet Arizona
2019   Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin
2019   Novosibirsk Ballet
2019   Pacific Northwest Ballet
2019   Richmond Ballet
2019   Singapore Dance Theatre
2020   Norwegian National Ballet-Den Norske Opera/Ballet
2022   Colorado Ballet
2022   National Ballet of Japan/New National Theater Tokyo
2022   Royal Swedish Ballet
2022   Singapore Ballet
2022   Teatro Nacional de San Carlo

Recorded Performances
1996, Nonesuch, The Balanchine Library: The Balanchine Celebration, Part One (pas de deux and finale)

1978 (PBS, Live from Lincoln Center)
1982 rehearsal (British television, “Baryshnikov: The Dancer and the Dance”)
1988 (French television, Channel 2, “Caroline de Monaco”)
1990 excerpt (French television, Channel 2, L’Œil en coulisses)
1993 excerpt (PBS, Dance in America, “The Balanchine Celebration”)