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Roehampton University London Stravinsky the Global Dancer: A Chronology of Choreography to the Music of Igor Stravinsky

All Dance Records.

Dances are ordered by the premiere year of the Dance, then the full performance date of the Dance, then the Dance title.

* - partial use of score.
† - musical collage.


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Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Ragtime 
Choreographer Michael Smuin  b. 1938 
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
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First Performance 28 March 1982  White House, Washington D.C., USA 
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Record 701 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Love-Lies-Bleeding†* 
Choreographer Val Caniparoli   
Music Suite: The Soldier's Tale  1920  First Performance: 20 July 1920, Wigmore Hall, London 
  Length of score: 35'
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Quatre études  1928 - 29; rev. 1952  First Performance: 7 November 1930, Berlin 
for orchestra  Length of score: 12'
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Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
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Pastorale  1907  First Performance: 9 January 1908, St. Petersburg 
song without words for soprano and piano  Length of score: 4'
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Double Canon  1959  First Performance: 20 December 1959, Town Hall, New York 
for string quartet  Length of score: 1½'
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Epitaphium  1959  First Performance: 17 October 1959, Donaueschingen 
for flute, clarinet and harp  Length of score: 1½'
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Praeludium  1936 - 37; rev. 1953  First Performance: 18 October 1953, Los Angeles 
for jazz ensemble  Length of score: 2'
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Design Sets: Cal Anderson; Cost: Sandra Woodall 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 06 April 1982  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Victoria Morgan, Antonio Lopez, Linda Montaner, David McNaughton, Anita Paciotti, Jim Sohm 
Note For 15 dancers. Selections form the following scores were used: Tango-Waltz-Ragtime, Royal March and Devil's Dance from the Soldier's Tale, Eccentrique from Quatre Etudes, Andante from Suite No.1. 
Record 702 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Stravinsky Piano Pieces†* 
Choreographer Michael Smuin  b. 1938 
Music Four Studies, for piano, opus 7  1908  First Performance: Not Known 
  Length of score: 8'
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Five Easy Pieces  1917  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 9'
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Les Cinq doigts  1921  First Performance: 15 December 1921, Salle des Agriculteurs, Paris 
for piano  Length of score: 6'
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Serenade in A  1925  First Performance: 24 November 1925, Frankfurt am Main 
for piano  Length of score: 12'
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Pulcinella Suite  1922; rev. 1949  First Performance: 22 December 1922, Boston 
for orchestra  Length of score: 22'
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Three Easy Pieces  1914 - 15  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 3'
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Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
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Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
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Design Sets: Tony Walton; Cost: Willa Kim 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 06 April 1982  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
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Note For 18 dancers, using the following selections from scores: Etudes no. 1, 2, and 4 from Four Studies for Piano; Balalaika & Napolitana, from Eight Easy Pieces for piano duet; Moderato, Lento, Vivo and Larghetto from Les cinq doigts; Romanza from Serenade in A; Serenata from Pulcinella (from Smuin's 1968 Pulcinella Variations); Valse and Polka (probably from Three Easy Pieces); Tango; Ragtime. The piano transcriptions of the Serenata and Ragtime were used. 
Record 703 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Sagraçao da Primavera 
Choreographer Norbert Vesak  1936 - 1990 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
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Design Set: Toni Businger; Cost: Robert-Glay de la Rose 
Company Ballet do Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro 
First Performance 15 April 1982  Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
Conductor George Daugherty 
Principal Dancers Anna Botafogo (Chosen Maiden), Graham Bart (Leader) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. 
Record 704 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Firebird 
Choreographer Patrick Frantz   
Music The Firebird: Ballet Suite  1945  First Performance: 24 October 1945, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 28'
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Company Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 17 April 1982  Lehman College Center for the Performing Arts, New York, USA 
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Note For large ensemble, in a generalised American Indian setting. The Firebird persuades a band of pagans to repent and takes them 'to the Holy Land where they will be reborn in the essence and purity and goodness of the Indian culture.' Mixed modern/classical style. 
Record 705 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Badinage 
Choreographer John McFall   
Music Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
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Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 20 April 1982  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Tracy-Kai Maier, Russell Murphy 
Note For 10 dancers. 
Record 706 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Steps for Two 
Choreographer Tomm Ruud   
Music Eight Instrumental Miniatures  1962  First Performance: 29 April 1962, Massey Hall, Toronto 
for fifteen players  Length of score: 6'
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Design Costumes: Elizabeth Ross 
Company San Francisco Ballet 
First Performance 20 April 1982  War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Tomm Ruud, Eda Holmes 
Note A duet. 
Record 707 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps - Das Frühlingsopfer 
Choreographer John Grant   
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
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Company Bühnen der Hansestadt Lübeck 
First Performance 29 April 1982  Stadttheater, Lübeck, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Edith Krohn (Sacrificial Figure), Anna Lavrova, Christine Dvorak, Cornelius Cahlert, Lajos Horvath, Manuel Moreno 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. Modern style. 
Record 708 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Konzert für Klavier und Bläser 
Choreographer Uwe Scholz  b. 1958 
Music Concerto for piano and wind instruments  1923 - 24; rev. 1950  First Performance: 22 May 1924, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
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Design Costumes: Heinz Oswald, Uwe Scholz 
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 30 April 1982  Opernhaus, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany 
Conductor Peter Hirsch 
Principal Dancers Koch, Ingham 
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Record 709 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Nocturnal Flight 
Choreographer Stacey Prickett  b. 1955 
Music Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo  1918  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
  Length of score: 4'
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Scenario  
Design Christopher Andrews 
Company  
First Performance May 1982  University of California Riverside, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Stacey Prickett 
Note Plotless solo with designs after a painting by Adele Davison. Modern style. 
Record 710 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Pribaoutki† 
Choreographer Robert North  b. 1945 
Music Two Poems of Balmont  1911; rev. 1947  First Performance: 11 December 1912, St. Petersburg 
for high voice and piano  Length of score: 2½'
Text: Russian poems by Konstantin Balmont 
Three Pieces for String Quartet  1914; rev. 1918  First Performance: 13 May 1915, Paris 
  Length of score: 8'
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Pribaoutki  1914  First Performance: 6 June 1919, Vienna 
for medium voice and eight instruments  Length of score: 5'
Text: Russian text, Afanasiev 
Berceuses du chat  1915 - 16  First Performance: 6 June 1919, Vienna 
for medium voice and three clarinets  Length of score: 5'
Text: Russian popular 
Four Russian Songs  1918 - 19  First Performance: 7 February 1920, Salle Gaveau, Paris 
for voice and piano  Length of score: 5'
Text: Russian traditional 
Three Japanese Lyrics  1912 - 13  First Performance: 14 January 1914, Salle Erard, Paris 
for high voice and piano or chamber orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text: Russian translated from Japanese by A. Brandta 
Four Songs  1953 - 54  First Performance: Not Known 
for voice, flute, harp and guitar  Length of score: 4½'
Text: Russian 
Scenario  
Design Andrew Storer 
Company Ballet Rambert 
First Performance 03 May 1982  Theatre Royal, Brighton, UK 
Conductor Nicholas Carr 
Principal Dancers Catherine Becque (Girl with Candle/ Dawn), Lucy Bethune (Young Girl), Lucy Burge (Night/ Dawn), Hugh Craig, Paul Melis (Centaurs), Guy Detot (Satyr), Mary Evelyn, Nelson Fernandez, Michael Ho, (Musicians/ Acrobats), Ikky Maas (Fawn), Albert van Nierop (Prince), Robert North (Minotaur), Cathrine Price, Elizabeth Wright (Nymphs), Diane Walker (Maiden) 
Note The designs were inspired by Picasso.  
Record 711 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance There is no other woman† 
Choreographer Ian Spink  b. 1947 
Music Serenade in A  1925  First Performance: 24 November 1925, Frankfurt am Main 
for piano  Length of score: 12'
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Sonata for piano  1924  First Performance: 16 July 1925, Donaueschingen 
  Length of score: 10'
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Design Antony McDonald 
Company Second Stride 
First Performance 07 May 1982  Oxford Playhouse, UK 
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Note For ensemble, plotless, but with one 'odd' section of brief, child-like encounters and mysterious relationships. 
Record 712 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Landschap†* 
Choreographer Toer van Schayk  b. 1936 
Music Ode  1943  First Performance: 8 October 1943, Boston, USA 
elegiacal chant in three parts for orchestra  Length of score: 11'
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Sonata for piano  1924  First Performance: 16 July 1925, Donaueschingen 
  Length of score: 10'
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Company Dutch National Ballet 
First Performance 02 June 1982  Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, Netherlands 
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Note In this evening-long work, the Ode and Adagietto from the Sonata were used alongside scores by a number of other composers. 
Record 713 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Fussgänger† 
Choreographer Gigi-Gheorghe Caciuleanu  b. 1947 
Music Three Easy Pieces  1914 - 15  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 3'
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Five Easy Pieces  1917  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 9'
Text:  
Praeludium  1936 - 37; rev. 1953  First Performance: 18 October 1953, Los Angeles 
for jazz ensemble  Length of score: 2'
Text:  
Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
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Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
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Company Hamburg Ballet 
First Performance 06 June 1982  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
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Record 714 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Eine Strawinsky-Montage†* 
Choreographer Murray Louis  b. 1926 
Music Concerto for piano and wind instruments  1923 - 24; rev. 1950  First Performance: 22 May 1924, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
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Ebony Concerto  1945  First Performance: 25 March 1946, Carnegie Hall, New York 
for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble  Length of score: 11'
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Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
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The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
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Mavra  1921 - 22; rev. 1947  First Performance: 3 June 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
opera buffa in one act  Length of score: 25'
Text: Boris Kochno, after Pushkin 
Scenario  
Design Cost: Frank Garcia 
Company Hamburg Ballet 
First Performance 06 June 1982  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor  
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Note For small ensemble, a suite of dances, some abstract, others commenting on previous settings of the music: the main solo for Apollo a slightly menacing acrobatic male duet, the Firebird lullaby a ritualistic solo for a woman with a 'claw'. Modern style. Excerpts from the Stravinsky scores were used. The piece was later restaged for the Murray Louis Dance Company (1982). 
Record 715 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Vorläufer 
Choreographer John Neumeier  b. 1942 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
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Design Costumes:John Neumeier 
Company Hamburg Ballet 
First Performance 06 June 1982  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
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Record 716 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments 
Choreographer John Taras  b. 1919 
Music Concerto for piano and wind instruments  1923 - 24; rev. 1950  First Performance: 22 May 1924, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
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Scenario  
Design Cost: Rouben Ter-Arutunian 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 10 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Kyra Nichols, Adam Luders 
Note For solo couple, trio and corps of 10, as if the couple in white are set against dark forces. In neo-classical style. Premiere at Stravinsky Centennial Celebration. See Taras' other settings of the score, Arcade (1963) and Concerto for Piano and Winds (1972). 
Record 717 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Pastorale 
Choreographer Jacques d' Amboise  b. 1934 
Music Pastorale  1907  First Performance: 9 January 1908, St. Petersburg 
song without words for soprano and piano  Length of score: 4'
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Scenario  
Design Cost: Ben Benson 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 10 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Darci Kistler, Christopher d'Amboise 
Note Lyrical pas de deux in neo-classical style. Premiere at Stravinsky Centennial Celebration. 
Record 718 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Piano-Rag-Music 
Choreographer Peter Martins  b. 1946 
Music Piano-Rag-Music  1919  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
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Design Cost: Ben Benson 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 10 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Darci Kistler 
Note For solo woman with 4 cavaliers. In balleticized showdance style. Premiere at Stravinsky Centennial Celebration. 
Record 719 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Tango 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
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Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 10 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Karin von Aroldingen, Christopher d'Amboise 
Note Balleticized vaudeville tango (pas de deux). Premiere at Stravinsky Centennial Celebration of New York City Ballet, to Stravinsky's jazz ensemble version (1953), after which the ballet was performed to the original solo piano score, with the pianist on stage. 
Record 720 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Kenneth MacMillan  1929 - 1992 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
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Scenario  
Design Nicholas Georgiadis 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 11 June 1982  Royal Opera House, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Jennifer Penney (Eurydice), Peter Schaufuss (Orpheus), Wayne Eagling (Dark Angel), Ashley Page (Angel of Light), Derek Deane (Apollo) 
Note For large ensemble, based on the original Orpheus scenario. Neo-classical style. 
Record 721 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Svadebka 
Choreographer Jirí Kylián  b. 1947 
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design John Macfarlane 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 11 June 1982  Scheveningen, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Joke Zijlstra (Bride), Gerald Tibbs (Groom), Rosalyn Anderson (Mother of the Bride), Leigh Matthews (Father of the Bride), Jan Hanniford (Mother of the Groom), Gérard Lemaitre (Father of the Groom) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Noces scenario, but with Bride and Groom expressing love and united from the start, and they are part of the final ensemble dance. Mixed modern/folk style. 
Record 722 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Serenade en La 
Choreographer Jacques d' Amboise  b. 1934 
Music Serenade in A  1925  First Performance: 24 November 1925, Frankfurt am Main 
for piano  Length of score: 12'
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Design Cost: Ben Benson 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 12 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Kyra Nichols, Mel Tomlinson, Stacy Caddell, Nichol Hlinka 
Note For solo couple, 2 solo women, and group of 6 women. Premiere at Stravinsky Centennial Celebration.  
Record 723 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Concerto for Two Solo Pianos 
Choreographer Peter Martins  b. 1946 
Music Concerto for two solo pianos  1932 - 35  First Performance: 21 November 1935, Salle Gaveau, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
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Scenario  
Design Cost: Ben Benson 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 13 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Heather Watts, Ib Anderson, Jock Soto 
Note For 3 soloists and corps of 12 women, with the suggestion of male alter egos in contest over one woman. In neo-classical style, with onstage pianists. The ballet continued in the New York City Ballet repertory until 1986. Premiere at Stravinsky Centennial Celebration. 
Record 724 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Élégie 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Elegy  1944  First Performance: 26 January 1945, Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 
for unaccompanied viola (or violin)  Length of score: 5'
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Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 13 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Suzanne Farrell 
Note A solo lament, premiered at Stravinsky Centennial Celebration of New York City Ballet. See Balanchine's Élégie (1948 and 1966). Occasional revivals by other US companies. 
Record 725 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Four Chamber Works† 
Choreographer Jerome Robbins  1918 - 1998 
Music Septet  1952 - 1953  First Performance: 23 January 1954, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C. 
for mixed ensemble  Length of score: 11½'
Text:  
Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Concertino for string quartet  1920  First Performance: 23 November 1920, New York 
  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo  1918  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Octet  1922 - 23; rev. 1952  First Performance: 18 October 1923, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
for wind instruments  Length of score: 16'
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Scenario  
Design Sets: Lawrence Miller 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 16 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
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Note Four sections alternating straight neo-classical dance and showbiz comedy in a circus setting: Septet, 5 dancers; Ragtime, couple; Concertino and Three Pieces, 2 men and 1 woman; Octet, 4 men. Premiere at Stravinsky Centennial Celebration. The ballet continued in the NYCB repertory until 1991. The fourth section has been performed as a separate entity, entitled Concertino; this remains in the repertory. The transcription of the Concertino for 12 instruments was used. 
Record 726 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Persephone 
Choreographer George Balanchine, John Taras, Vera Zorina  GB: 1904 - 1983, JT: b. 1919, VZ: b. 1917 
Music Perséphone  1933 - 1934; rev 1949  First Performance: 30 April 1934, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Melodrama in three parts for female narrator, tenor solo, mixed chorus, children's chorus, and orchestra  Length of score: 56'
Text: André Gide 
Scenario  
Design Kermit Love 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 18 June 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Craft 
Principal Dancers Vera Zorina (Persephone, spoken role, with movement), Karin von Aroldingen (Spirit of Perséphone, dancing role), Mel Tomlinson (Pluto), Gen Horiuchi (Mercury) 
Note Danced drama for large ensemble with chorus framing the stage throughout, following the original Persephone scenario. Characteristic are walking sequences, plastique posing and balletic movement with a 'Greek' flavour (no pointe work). Premiere at Stravinsky Centennial of New York City Ballet. 
Record 727 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Petruschka 
Choreographer John Neumeier  b. 1942 
Music Petrushka  1910 - 11; rev 1946  First Performance: 13 June 1911, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris 
Burlesque in four scenes  Length of score: 35'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: John Neumeier 
Company Hamburg Ballet 
First Performance 26 June 1982  Staatsoper, Hamburg, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Ronald Darden, Kevin Haigen, Lynn Charles 
Note For ensemble, a skeletal version of the original Petruschka scenario, focusing on the power struggle between a magician figure and two creatures of his imagination, resulting in their freedom. 
Record 728 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Continuum 
Choreographer Bella Lewitzky  b.1916 
Music Duo Concertant  1931 - 32  First Performance: 28 October 1932, Funkhaus, Berlin 
for violin and piano  Length of score: 16'
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Design Darlene Neel 
Company Bella Lewitzky Dance Company 
First Performance 02 July 1982  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 10 dancers: Prelude (quartet), Solo, First Duet, Second Duet, Third Duet, Finale. 
Record 729 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Variations for Orchestra 
Choreographer George Balanchine  1904 - 1983 
Music Variations (Aldous Huxley in Memoriam)  1963 - 64  First Performance: 17 April 1965, Chicago 
for orchestra  Length of score: 5'
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Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 02 July 1982  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Robert Irving 
Principal Dancers Suzanne Farrell 
Note Solo in shifting styles, including hints of mime, but no plot. Intended for, but premiered shortly after the Stravinsky Centennial Celebration of New York City Ballet. See Balanchine's Variations (1966). Revival, Washington (2001). 
Record 730 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Sackgasse 
Choreographer Heinz Spoerli  b. 1941 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
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Design Jean-Paul Vroom 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 06 July 1982  Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Birgit Keil, Vladimir Klos 
Note The work was staged for the Basel Ballett (1982)under the name of Dead End. 
Record 731 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Septett 
Choreographer Uwe Scholz  b. 1958 
Music Septet  1952 - 1953  First Performance: 23 January 1954, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C. 
for mixed ensemble  Length of score: 11½'
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Scenario  
Design Costumes: Uwe Scholz 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 06 July 1982  Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor M.Collins 
Principal Dancers Bürkle, Girod, Zurbuchen, Mcbeth, Steinbrecher, Kritzinger, Philips 
Note Revivals, Frankfurt Ballet (1984), Zurich Ballet (1986), Ballet de Zaragoza (1990). 
Record 732 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Sonata 
Choreographer Annabelle Gamson   
Music Sonata for piano  1924  First Performance: 16 July 1925, Donaueschingen 
  Length of score: 10'
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First Performance 07 July 1982  Carnegie Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Anabelle Gamson 
Note Solo. 
Record 733 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Duo Concertante 
Choreographer Nicholas Carroll   
Music Duo Concertant  1931 - 32  First Performance: 28 October 1932, Funkhaus, Berlin 
for violin and piano  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Philip Markham 
Company New Zealand Ballet 
First Performance 24 July 1982  State Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Karin Wakefield, Donald Macleod 
Note For 5 women, 5 men, plotless, but with a theme. The choreographer 'sought to convey in contemporary terms an impression of Ancient Greek nymphs and satyrs paying homage to Dionysus, God of Wine, and Eros, God of Earthly Love.' 
Record 734 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance The Firebird 
Choreographer Gray Veredon   
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Kristian Fredrikson 
Company New Zealand Ballet 
First Performance 24 July 1982  State Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Martin James (Firebird) 
Note For male soloist, 5 men and 5 women. Disregarding the original fairytale setting, the work was 'based on the assumption that when a culture or society falls into a situation of distress and needs a leader, prophet or guru to lead it, preach to it and give it enlightenment, this figure will indeed materialise and perform the function expected of him.' 
Record 735 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Orpheus 
Choreographer Graeme Murphy  b. 1950 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Kristian Fredrikson 
Company New Zealand Ballet 
First Performance 24 July 1982  State Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Roy Wilson (Orpheus), Helen Booth (Eurydice), Stephen Nicholls (Angel of Death) 
Note For 3 soloists and ensemble of Furies and Elysian Spirits. 'The Orphic legend as I tell it is simply an acknowledgement of three forces, ART, LOVE and DEATH....Orpheus, the artist, is inspired initially by the second force LOVE and resolves to risk all for it; but it is the third force DEATH that spurs him to great heights of artistry by revealing the darkness after which no light can ever appear the same. The Artist's task is to illuminate his findings in this 'new light'' -- Murphy. 
Record 736 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance String Concerto 
Choreographer Peter Boyes   
Music Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Peter Boyes 
Company New Zealand Ballet 
First Performance 24 July 1982  State Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Adrienne Matheson, Lee Patrice, Roy Wilson 
Note For 5 women, 4 men, plotless. 
Record 737 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Anthony van Laast  b. 1951 
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance 06 October 1982  Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, UK 
Conductor David Atherton 
Principal Dancers Anthony van Laast (Fox), Peyton Martin (Cock), Julia de Peyer (Cat), Robert Ryan (Goat) 
Note For 4 dancers, following the original Renard scenario, introducing them like a group of strolling players. Modern dance style, including fully composed dance sections. Presented in concert with onstage musicians. 
Record 738 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Gray Veredon   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon 
First Performance 05 November 1982  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyons, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, symbolising union, the last in an evening of three 'celebrations' to music by Stravinsky, preceded by Symphonie en trois mouvements (the initiation into marriage) and Le Sacre du printemps (the sacrifice). 
Record 739 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Gray Veredon   
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon  
First Performance 05 November 1982  Auditorium Maurice Ravel, Lyons, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For ensemble, symbolising sacrifice, the second in an evening of three 'celebrations' to music by Stravinsky, preceded by Symphonie en trois mouvements (the initiation into marriage) and followed by Les Noces (the union). 
Record 740 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Concerto en ré 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
Music Violin Concerto in D  1931  First Performance: 23 October 1931, Berlin 
  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet du XXe Siècle 
First Performance 16 December 1982  Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Shonach Mirk, Patrice Touron, Rouben Bach, Ivan Michaud 
Note  
Record 741 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance L' Histoire du soldat 
Choreographer Maurice Béjart  b. 1927 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Walid Aouni 
Company Ballet du XXe Siècle 
First Performance 16 December 1982  Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Yann le Gac, Michel Gascard, Gil Roman, Sandi Gorostidi 
Note See Béjart's L'Histoire du soldat (1966). 
Record 742 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1982 
Dance Trying Times 
Choreographer David Gordon   
Music Apollon Musagète  1927 - 28; rev. 1947  First Performance: 27 April 1928, Library of Congress, Washington DC 
Ballet in two scenes for string orchestra  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Power Boothe 
Company David Gordon/Pick Up Company 
First Performance 17 December 1982  Dance Theater Workshop, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 11 dancers. A comment on communication and the position of the artist, problems of labelling and using words (e.g. classicism, post-modernism). A performance of Apollo is contained within the piece, which begins with a long section to text and ends with a mock courtroom scene, Gordon on trial. No Apollo characters are identified. Gordon considers his own as well as Balanchine's identity, and refers to the latter's work, as if both admiring and deconstructing something that at the time had, for many, been mutilated (its opening section removed). Easy, clear, pedestrian style. 
Record 743 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance The Song of the Nightingale 
Choreographer Pavel Smok  b.1927 
Music The Song of the Nightingale  1917  First Performance: 6 December 1919, Geneva 
Symphonic poem for orchestra  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 744 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Jeu de Cartes 
Choreographer Ron Cunningham   
Music Jeu de cartes  1936  First Performance: 27 April 1937, Metropolitan Opera House, New York 
Ballet in three deals  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Boston Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 745 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Limited Partnership 2 
Choreographer David Gordon   
Music Concerto for two solo pianos  1932 - 35  First Performance: 21 November 1935, Salle Gaveau, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company David Gordon/Pickup Company and New Dance Ensemble 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Ensemble dance, reorganised for TV in 1984. 
Record 746 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Les Noces 
Choreographer Kim Brandstrup  b. 1956 
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design  
Company London School of Contemporary Dance 
First Performance Not Known  The Place, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For small ensemble, part 2 revised in 1985. See Brandstrup's Les Noces (1997). 
Record 747 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance A Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Geulah Abrahams   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design Michael Graves 
Company Danceworks 
First Performance Not Known  Princeton, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 748 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Symphony in Three Movements 
Choreographer Nils Christe   
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Keso Dekker 
Company Royal Ballet of Flanders 
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revivals, Deutsche Oper Berlin (1985), Royal Ballet of Flanders (1988). 
Record 749 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Tango 
Choreographer Satoru Shimazaki   
Music Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 750 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Rag-time 
Choreographer Beverly Blossom   
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company University Dancers, University of Illinois 
First Performance January 1983  Urbana, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 11 dancers. 
Record 751 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Der Feuervogel 
Choreographer John Neumeier  b. 1942 
Music The Firebird  1909 - 10  First Performance: 25 June 1910, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in two scenes  Length of score: 45'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Jürgen Rose 
Company Vienna Staatsoper Ballet 
First Performance 06 January 1983  Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, referring to the original Firebird scenario, but as metaphor for the regeneration of a darkened world. The robot Kastchei (a dancing role) is destroyed by a soldier and a young girl. The sun revives and renewal is symbolised by the girl's pot plant flowering into a tree. Revival, Hamburg (1985). See Neumeier's Firebird (1970). 
Record 752 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Follow the Feet 
Choreographer John McFall   
Music Ebony Concerto  1945  First Performance: 25 March 1946, Carnegie Hall, New York 
for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Santo Loquasto 
Company American Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 20 January 1983  Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov, Robert La Fosse 
Note Duet 
Record 753 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance For a Close Friend 
Choreographer Jan Linkens   
Music Violin Concerto in D  1931  First Performance: 23 October 1931, Berlin 
  Length of score: 22'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Joop Stokvis 
Company Springplank 
First Performance 02 March 1983  The Hague, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 754 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Mental model† 
Choreographer William Forsythe  b. 1949 
Music Quatre études  1928 - 29; rev. 1952  First Performance: 7 November 1930, Berlin 
for orchestra  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Four Norwegian Moods  1942  First Performance: 13 January 1944, Sanders Theater, Cambridge, Mass.  
for orchestra  Length of score: 8'
Text:  
Scherzo à la Russe  1945  First Performance: 22 March 1946, San Francisco 
for orchestra  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: William Forsythe; Cost: Stephen Meha 
Company Nederlands Dans Theater 
First Performance 16 June 1983  Circustheater, Scheveningen, Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 755 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Milko Sparemblek  b. 1928 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Igor Stravinsky Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 25 June 1983  Opera House, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival, Ballet Gulbenkian (1986). 
Record 756 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Milko Sparemblek  b. 1928 
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Igor Stravinsky Ballet Theatre 
First Performance 25 June 1983  Opera House, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 757 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Tango 
Choreographer Peter Martins  b. 1946 
Music Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Ben Benson 
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 14 September 1983  Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Heather Watts, Bart Cook 
Note Pas de deux, with reference to tango dancing. Revival, New York City Ballet (1984). See Martins' Tango-tango (1978). 
Record 758 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Continuum 
Choreographer Rebecca Ham   
Music Elegy  1944  First Performance: 26 January 1945, Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 
for unaccompanied viola (or violin)  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet Rambert 
First Performance 05 October 1983  Ballet Rambert School, Twickenham, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Diane Walker 
Note A solo performed to the viola version of the score. 
Record 759 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Helen Douglas   
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: David Heuvel 
Company Ballet West 
First Performance 05 October 1983  Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Suzanne Wagner (Sage), Bruce Caldwell (Initiate) 
Note For large ensemble, showing 'several moments in the life of mankind, when he offers sacrifice to assure his continuity'. A female Sage instructed a male Initiate. Modern style. 
Record 760 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance De Lof der Zotheid† 
Choreographer Rudi van Dantzig  b. 1933 
Music Sonata for piano  1924  First Performance: 16 July 1925, Donaueschingen 
  Length of score: 10'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Toer van Schayk 
Company  
First Performance 27 October 1983  , Netherlands 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note The title translated as In Praise of Folly, the work used a collage of music including Sibelius, Brian Eno and dance music from the 1930s. 
Record 761 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Consort Lessons 
Choreographer David Bintley  b. 1957 
Music Concerto for piano and wind instruments  1923 - 24; rev. 1950  First Performance: 22 May 1924, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Terry Gilbert 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 07 December 1983  Royal Opera House, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Revival, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Montreal (1987). 
Record 762 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1983 
Dance Suite Nr. 2 
Choreographer Egon Madsen  b. 1942 
Music Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Frankfurt Ballet 
First Performance 31 December 1983  Frankfurt, West Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 763 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Nos Duraturi (We Who Shall Survive) 
Choreographer Bella Lewitzky  b.1916 
Music Symphony of Psalms  1930; rev. 1948  First Performance: 13 December 1930, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels 
for chorus and orchestra  Length of score: 23'
Text: Latin text from the Vulgate 
Scenario  
Design Darlene Neel 
Company Bella Lewitzky Dance Company 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 12 dancers, including a solo and duet, expressing humanity's need to group together in the struggle for survival. 
Record 764 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance The Rite Stuff* 
Choreographer Jason Childers   
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Nancy Angel, Anne Iobst, Patrick Rawlins, Lucy Sexton, Jason Childers 
Note For 5 dancers. Simple, often pedestrian movement, incorporating occasional ballet class steps, the performance manner task-like. A postmodern statement, music and dance exaggerating their differences as highly charged and pedestrian elements in juxtaposition. Part I of the score used. 
Record 765 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Conrad Drzewiecki  b. 1926 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Krzysztof Pankiewicz 
Company Polish Dance Theatre 
First Performance Not Known  , Poland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble, following the original Sacre scenario. Modern 'primitive' style. 
Record 766 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Sagracao 
Choreographer Carlos Trincheiras   
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Da Silva Nunes 
Company Companhia Nacional de Bailado 
First Performance Not Known  , Portugal 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 767 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Serenade in A 
Choreographer Paul Mejia   
Music Serenade in A  1925  First Performance: 24 November 1925, Frankfurt am Main 
for piano  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Chicago City Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 4 female dancers. Revival for Fort Worth Ballet, 1 March 1990. 
Record 768 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance The Soldier's Tale 
Choreographer Jennifer Shennan   
Music The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Wellington, New Zealand 
Conductor Simon Tipping 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 769 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Tango Abstract 
Choreographer Albert Reid   
Music Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Albert Reid Dance Company 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Peggy Florin, Jeanette Leentvaar, Irene Rampino, Nancy Ellen Stotz 
Note  
Record 770 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Tango Abstract 
Choreographer Albert Reid   
Music Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Albert Reid Dance Company 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Peggy Florin, Jeanette Leentvaar, Irene Rampino, Nancy Ellen Stotz 
Note Quartet. 
Record 771 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Folktale 
Choreographer Todd Bolender  b. 1919 
Music The Fairy's Kiss  1928; rev. 1950  First Performance: 27 November 1928, Théâtre national de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in four scenes  Length of score: 43'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Kansas City Ballet 
First Performance 23 February 1984  Kansas, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 772 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance The Rite of Spring 
Choreographer Martha Graham  1894 - 1991 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Set: Ron Protas; Cost: Halston 
Company Martha Graham Dance Company 
First Performance 28 February 1984  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor Stanley Sussman 
Principal Dancers Terese Capucilli (Chosen One), George White, Jr. (Shaman) 
Note For large ensemble, following the outline of the original Sacre scenario. The original ancient Sage was replaced here by a young, charismatic Shaman who binds the Chosen One with a rope as ceremonial preparation for her sacrifice. Modern style. The Robert Rudolf orchestration was used. 
Record 773 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance tausendflügler (ein Gemälde) 
Choreographer Uwe Scholz  b. 1958 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Rosalie 
Company Stuttgart Ballet 
First Performance 29 February 1984  Kleines Haus, Württembergische Staatstheater, Stuttgart, West Germany 
Conductor Dennis Russell Davies 
Principal Dancers Melinda Witham, Sarah Abendroth, Beatriz de Almeida, Randy Diamond, Darryl Phillips 
Note Revivals, retitled Sinfonie in drei Sätzen, Zurich Ballet (1986), Leipzig Ballet (1993), and Deutsche Oper Ballet (2004). 
Record 774 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Kuin Orfeus† [Like Orpheus] 
Choreographer Toer van Schayk  b. 1936 
Music Orpheus  1947  First Performance: 28 April 1948, City Center, New York 
Ballet in three scenes  Length of score: 30'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Toer van Schayk 
Company Finnish National Ballet 
First Performance 01 March 1984  Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, Finland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Kimmo Sandell (Man), Anu Sistonen(Woman), Tommi Kitti (Greek Boy), Jarmo Rastas (Travel Guide), Juha Vanhakartano (Mozart), Antti Honkanen (Man of Polluted Birds); Corinna Dahlström, Margaret Kaufmann, Maritta Saxholm (Bothered by Memories); Antti Hokanen, Sampo Kivelä, Veli-Pekka Peltokallio, Timo Kokkonen, Sakari Tiitinen (Without Memories)  
Note The work also used the Aria 'Che puro ciel' from Gluck's Orfeo and Greek zeimbekiko music (George Mitsakis). Subsequent productions were performed under the title Zoal's Orpheus. 
Record 775 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Våroffer 
Choreographer Mats Ek  b. 1945 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Marie-Louise de Geer Bergenstrahle 
Company Cullberg Ballet 
First Performance 02 March 1984  Estrad Theater, Sodertalje, Sweden 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Lena Wennergren (Mother), Luc Bouy (Father), Ana Laguna (Daughter), Yvan Auzely (Fiancé), Monica Mengarelli, Maria Blanco 
Note For large ensemble, following the sacrifice theme of the original Sacre scenario, but transferred to a Japanese samurai family. The daughter, facing sacrifice in an arranged marriage, murders her parents. Modern style, with traditional Japanese components. 
Record 776 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Perfumes† 
Choreographer Paul Mejia   
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: Eugenia Prann Stallings 
Company Chicago City Ballet 
First Performance 08 March 1984  Auditorium Theater, Chicago, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note A piece using a variety of composers (including Albinoni, Berlioz, Shankar), to express the spirit of 6 different rose colours. Stravinsky was used for the Yellow Rose section, for 5 women and 5 men. Revival for Fort Worth Dallas Ballet, 28 March 1997. 
Record 777 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Sub Rosa† 
Choreographer Shirley Mordine   
Music Ragtime  1917 - 18  First Performance: 27 April 1920, Aeolian Hall, London 
for eleven instruments  Length of score: 4½'
Text:  
Tango  1940  First Performance: Not Known 
for piano  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Mordine and Company 
First Performance 08 March 1984  Columbia College Dance Center, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Christopher Clarke, Marlene Dankworth, Brian Jeffrey, Jenny Sohn 
Note A satirical piece on suspicion and spying. 
Record 778 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Fragments†* 
Choreographer John McFall   
Music Three Pieces for Clarinet Solo  1918  First Performance: 8 November 1919, Conservatoire de Lausanne 
  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
The Soldier's Tale  1918  First Performance: 28 September 1918, Théâtre Municipal, Lausanne 
to be read, played and danced  Length of score: 50'
Text: Charles Ferdinand Ramuz 
Concerto for piano and wind instruments  1923 - 24; rev. 1950  First Performance: 22 May 1924, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Costumes: Eric Richter 
Company American Ballet Theatre II 
First Performance 17 March 1984  Queen's College's Colden Center for the Performing Arts, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 9 dancers. Excerpts from L'Histoire du Soldat and the Concerto for Piano and Winds were used. 
Record 779 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Igor 
Choreographer Heinz Spoerli  b. 1941 
Music Concerto for piano and wind instruments  1923 - 24; rev. 1950  First Performance: 22 May 1924, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
  Length of score: 20'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Heinz Spoerli 
Company Basel Ballet 
First Performance 18 April 1984  Stadttheater, Basel, Switzerland 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For 19 dancers, later retitled Looking Back. Neo-classical style, with expressionist movement elements. Revival, Zurich Ballet (2003), under the original title Igor. 
Record 780 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance For Five† 
Choreographer Paul Mejia   
Music Five Easy Pieces  1917  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 9'
Text:  
Three Easy Pieces  1914 - 15  First Performance: 9 February 1918, Paris 
for piano duet  Length of score: 3'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Chicago City Ballet 
First Performance 16 May 1984  Auditorium Theater, Chicago, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Paschal Benichou, Mitchell Flanders, Joseph Marlborough, Sean Musselman, Daniel Reily 
Note For five male dancers. 
Record 781 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance 6 of 1.... 
Choreographer Graham Lustig   
Music Four Norwegian Moods  1942  First Performance: 13 January 1944, Sanders Theater, Cambridge, Mass.  
for orchestra  Length of score: 8'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Diane Page 
Company Royal Ballet School 
First Performance 23 May 1984  Riverside Studios, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Sandra Madgwick, Susan Lucas, Lili Griffiths, David Yow, Russell Maliphant, Sam Armstrong 
Note This was a performance of dances from the Royal Ballet Dance Composition Course, the evening sponsored by the Royal Ballet Choreographic Group. 
Record 782 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Glen Tetley  b. 1926 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Rouben Ter-Arutunian 
Company London Festival Ballet 
First Performance 12 June 1984  Coliseum, London, UK 
Conductor Charles Vanderzand 
Principal Dancers Matz Skoog (Pulcinella), Elisabetta Terabust (Pimpinella), Koen Onzia (Furbo), Renata Calderini (Rosetta), Janette Mulligan (Prudenza), Maurizio Bellezza (Caviello), Ben van Cauwenburgh (Florindo). 
Note For large ensemble, following the original Pulcinella scenario. Demi-caractère style. 
Record 783 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Party Game 
Choreographer Michael Corder  b. 1955 
Music Concerto in D for string orchestra  1946  First Performance: 27 January 1947, Basel 
  Length of score: 12'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Sets: Patrick Caulfield 
Company Royal Ballet 
First Performance 24 July 1984  Royal Opera House, London, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Bryony Brind, Deirdre Eyden, Guy Niblett, Stephen Sheriff, Ravenna Tucker 
Note For 3 women and 2 men, plotless but with a competitive, sexually charged atmosphere. Neo-classical with social dance elements. 
Record 784 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Ebony Concerto 
Choreographer Peter Boyes   
Music Ebony Concerto  1945  First Performance: 25 March 1946, Carnegie Hall, New York 
for solo clarinet and jazz ensemble  Length of score: 11'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Owen Anderson 
Company Royal New Zealand Ballet 
First Performance 12 October 1984  , New Zealand 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Plotless, in neo-classical style. 
Record 785 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Prince of the Air 
Choreographer Bill Cratty   
Music Octet  1922 - 23; rev. 1952  First Performance: 18 October 1923, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
for wind instruments  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Don Mangone 
Company Bill Cratty Dance Theatre 
First Performance 07 November 1984  Riverside Church, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Jane Carrington (A Guard), Mark De Garmo (A Guard), Risa Steinberg (An Accused), Bill Cratty (A Bookholder) 
Note For 4 dancers, with reference to the 1692 Salem trials. 
Record 786 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Miniatures†* 
Choreographer Robert North  b. 1945 
Music Eight Instrumental Miniatures  1962  First Performance: 29 April 1962, Massey Hall, Toronto 
for fifteen players  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Janet Smith and Dancers 
First Performance 20 November 1984  Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Extracts of Suites 1 and 2 were used. Revivals, Gothenburg Ballet (1991), Scottish Ballet (2001). 
Record 787 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1984 
Dance Rite of Spring, Taipei, 1984 
Choreographer Lin Hwai-min  b. 1947 
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Set: Leong Ka-tai; Cost: Lin Ching-ru 
Company Cloud Gate Taipei Contemporary Dance Theatre 
First Performance 27 November 1984  Tainan Cultural Center, Taiwan 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Du Bih-tau, Lin Hsiu-wei 
Note For 12 dancers, set in contemporary Taipei and reflecting on the brutality of and struggle for survival within the big city environment. Exhaustion was the final outcome. Modern/physical theatre style. 
Record 788 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Medusa* 
Choreographer Moses Pendleton and Cynthia Quinn  MP: b. 1949, JT: b. 1919 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design Cost: Cynthia Quinn and Kitty Daly 
Company Momix 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Cynthia Quinn 
Note Solo to excerpt from score. 
Record 789 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Night Ride from Vaucouleurs* 
Choreographer Phoebe Neville   
Music Les Cinq doigts  1921  First Performance: 15 December 1921, Salle des Agriculteurs, Paris 
for piano  Length of score: 6'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Phoebe Neville Dance Company 
First Performance Not Known  , USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note Plotless solo, a set of movement variations, becoming more impassioned and leading to a fall to the floor. The Larghetto, No.4 of Les Cing Doigts was used, played 5 times (the last cut short), with brief breaks between repeats. 
Record 790 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Jennifer Shennan   
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known  Wellington, New Zealand 
Conductor Simon Tipping 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 791 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Amedeo Amodio  b. 1940 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design  
Company  
First Performance Not Known   
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 792 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Svadyebkah 
Choreographer Geulah Abrahams   
Music Les Noces  1914 - 23  First Performance: 13 June 1923, Théâtre de la Gaîté Lyrique, Paris 
Russian dance scenes with song and music  Length of score: 24'
Text: Stravinsky after traditional Russian texts 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Danceworks 
First Performance Not Known  Princeton, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 793 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Symphonic Impressions 
Choreographer Kent Stowell  b. 1939 
Music Symphony in Three Movements  1942 - 45  First Performance: 24 January 1946, New York 
for orchestra  Length of score: 24'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Cost: Mark Zappone 
Company Pacific Northwest Ballet 
First Performance Not Known  Seattle, Washington, USA 
Conductor Stewart Kershaw 
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 794 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Pulcinella 
Choreographer Moses Pendleton  b. 1949 
Music Pulcinella  1919 - 20; rev 1965  First Performance: 15 May 1920, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Ballet in one act, based on themes and fragments by Giambattista Pergolesi  Length of score: 37'
Text: traditional 
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet Théâtre Français de Nancy 
First Performance May 1985  Venice, Italy 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note For large ensemble. Narrative work with commedia reference, in mixed character/classical style, with body-transforming costumes and multi-body configurations that betray the choreogapher's background in Pilobolus. 
Record 795 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Le Sacre du printemps 
Choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot   
Music The Rite of Spring  1911-13; rev 1947  First Performance: 29 May 1913, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris 
Pictures from pagan Russia in two parts  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Tours 
First Performance 04 May 1985  Grand Théâtre, Tours, France 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers  
Note  
Record 796 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Light and Shade† 
Choreographer Robert North  b. 1945 
Music Duo Concertant  1931 - 32  First Performance: 28 October 1932, Funkhaus, Berlin 
for violin and piano  Length of score: 16'
Text:  
Pastorale  1907  First Performance: 9 January 1908, St. Petersburg 
song without words for soprano and piano  Length of score: 4'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Andrew Storer 
Company Ballet Rambert 
First Performance 09 May 1985  Theatre Royal, Brighton, UK 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Frances Carty, Robert North, Diane Walker, Lucy Bethune, Christopher Carney, Bruce Michelson, Amanda Britton 
Note  
Record 797 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Renard 
Choreographer Dennis Nahat  b. 1946 
Music Renard  1915 - 16  First Performance: 18 May 1922, Théâtre National de l'Opéra, Paris 
Burlesque for two tenors, two basses and ensemble  Length of score: 20'
Text: Igor Stravinsky, after Alexander Afanasiev 
Scenario  
Design David Guthrie 
Company Cleveland Ballet 
First Performance 17 May 1985  Avery Fisher Hall, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Raymond Rodriguez (Fox), Jaime Roque (Cock), Jeff Jones (Cat), Jeffrey Hughes (Goat) 
Note For 4 dancers, following the original Renard scenario, featuring interaction between the music and dance: instruments as props, the Cock creating mayhem as he escapes through the orchestra. Clowning and acrobatics mixed with dancing. Presented in concert with onstage musicians. 
Record 798 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Eight More† 
Choreographer Peter Martins  b. 1946 
Music Suite No. 1  1925  First Performance: 2 March 1926, Haarlem 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 7'
Text:  
Suite No. 2  1915 - 21  First Performance: 25 November 1925, Frankfurt-am-Main 
for small orchestra  Length of score: 5'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design  
Company New York City Ballet 
First Performance 23 May 1985  New York State Theater, New York, USA 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Peter Boal, Michael Byars, Gen Horiuchi 
Note Pas de trois about virtuoso technique. The ballet continued in the New York City Ballet repertory until 1991, revived 2003. Stravinsky's Suites are an orchestral transcription of the Easy Pieces for piano duet. See Martins' Eight Easy Pieces (1980).  
Record 799 of 1252.


Premiere Year 1985 
Dance Die Probe 
Choreographer Tom Schilling  b. 1928 
Music The Rite of Spring (piano duet version)  1911 - 13  First Performance: Not Known 
  Length of score: 33'
Text:  
Scenario  
Design Eleanora Kleiber 
Company Komische Oper Ballet 
First Performance 07 June 1985  Komische Oper, Berlin, East Germany 
Conductor  
Principal Dancers Jutta Deutschland, Camilla Markwart, Jens-Peter Urbich 
Note For ensemble. Part 1 featured two rival ballerinas in a rehearsal studio (the title translates as The Rehearsal), Part 2 the same protagonists in an empty, timeless space, now confronting external danger and drawing together in their suffering. Tanztheater style. 
Record 800 of 1252.


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