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Ballet in one act with choreograhy by Balanchine, music by Ives, and lighting by Rosenthal. Premiered 14 Sept. 1954 by New York City Ballet at City Center, New York, with Reed, Moncion, Wilde, d'Amboise, Kent, Bolender, D. Adams, Bliss, and LeClercq. Its six original sections were titled ‘Central Park in the Dark’, ‘Hallowe'en’, ‘The Unanswered Question’, ‘Over the Pavements’, ‘In the Inn’, and ‘In the Night’. In a subsequent revision (premiered 16 Mar. 1961) Balanchine dropped the 2nd and 4th sections. It has been revived for Dutch National Ballet (1968) and Berlin Opera (1971). ‘The Unanswered Question’ section is sometimes performed alone, for example by the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.

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