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Ballet in one act with choreography and libretto by Fokine, music by Arensky, set by O. Allegri, costumes by M. Zandin. Premiered 21 Mar. 1908 at the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, with Pavlova, Gerdt, Preobrajenska, Nijinsky, Fokine, and Karsavina. A dance telling of the doomed romance between Cleopatra and the slave Amoûn. The Diaghilev company presented an extended version on 2 June 1909 with additional music (by Glinka, Glazunov, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Taneyev) and new designs by Bakst at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, with Rubinstein, Pavlova, Fokine, Karsavina, and Nijinsky.

Subjects: Dance.


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