Ballet Caravan

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A short-lived troupe founded by Lincoln Kirstein in 1936 as a platform for young choreographers in America. Among the talents it fostered were Lew Christensen (Filling Station), William Dollar, and Eugene Loring (Billy the Kid). Balanchine made two of his finest works for the company: Ballet Imperial (1941) and Concerto Barocco (1941). The company, which gave its first performance on 17 July 1936 at Bennington College in Vermont, was finally disbanded in 1941 after a less-than-successful tour (as American Ballet Caravan) to S. America.

Subjects: Dance.

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