Big City

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Ballet in one act with choreography and libretto by Jooss, music by Alexander Tansman, and designs by Heckroth. Premiered 21 Nov. 1932 by the Kurt Jooss company at the Folkwang Dance Stage in Cologne under the German title Grossstadt 1926. The ballet, a portrayal of urban angst, is widely regarded as the first to offer a serious critique of social issues. It was revived by Wuppertal Dance Theatre (1974), City Center Joffrey Ballet (1975), and Northern Ballet Theatre (1976).

Subjects: Dance.

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