Ballet in 1 act by Ravel, choreog. Nijinskaya, comp. for Ida Rubinstein in 1928 (prod. Paris Opéra, Nov. 1928). Mus. consists of repetition of theme, in C major almost throughout, in unvarying rhythm and gradual crescendo. Its immense popularity made Ravel world‐famous. Later also choreog. Lifar (1941), Béjart (1961), and others.
Subjects: Music — Dance.