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(Design for Strings; Dessins pour Six; Variationer)

Ballet in one act with choreography by Taras, music by Tchaikovsky, and design by George Krista. Premiered 6 Feb. 1948 by the Metropolitan Ballet in Edinburgh with Beriosova, Arova, Franca, Delysia Blake, Bruhn, and David Adams. Taras's setting of the second movement of Tchaikovsky's Trio in A major was an early example of the plotless ballet and has been revived for several companies including Ballet Theatre (1950), Royal Danish Ballet (1952), Berlin Opera Ballet (1964), and Dance Theatre of Harlem (1974).

Subjects: Dance.


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