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Mixed-media ballet with choreography by Joffrey, music by Crome Syrcus, design and lighting by Thomas Skelton, and film by Gardner Compton. Premiered 20 Sept. 1967 by City Center Joffrey Ballet at City Center, New York, with Trinette Singleton and Maximiliano Zomosa. It is loosely based on the story of the Phoenician goddess Astarte and its fusion of rock music, strobe lighting, and film was regarded at the time as startlingly theatrical.

Subjects: Dance.


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