Le Loup

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Ballet in one act with choreography by Petit, libretto by Anouilh and G. Neveux, music by Dutilleux, and design by Carzou. Premiered 17 May 1953 by Ballets de Paris at Théâtre de l'Empire, Paris, with Petit, Verdy, Sombert, and Reich. It tells the story of an engaged couple who encounter a magician and his half-tamed wolf. The bride-to-be falls in love with the wolf, who in response attempts to become more human. They go into the forest together but are hunted down and killed. It was revived for Royal Danish Ballet in 1967 and for Paris Opera in 1975. Several other versions of the story have been choreographed by Walter and Keres, among others.

Subjects: Dance.

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