Elite Syncopations

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Ballet in one act with choreography by MacMillan, music by Scott Joplin and others, and design by Ian Spurling. Premiered 7 Oct. 1974 by Royal Ballet at Covent Garden, London, with Derman, Mason, Park, Penney, Coleman, Eagling, MacLeary, Sleep, and Wall. This ragtime ballet is set in a dance hall and accompanied by a twelve-piece band seated at the back of the stage. Its flamboyantly dressed dancers perform a series of burlesque and virtuoso routines. It has been revived by Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet (1978), National Ballet of Canada (1978), Houston Ballet (1990), and San Francisco Ballet (2003), and was filmed by the BBC in 1975.

Subjects: Dance.

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