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Ballet in one act with choreography by Robbins, music by Chopin (partly orchestrated by Hershy Kay), and costumes by Irene Sharaff. Premiered 6 Mar. 1956 by New York City Ballet, City Center, New York, with LeClercq, Mounsey, Curley, and Bolender. One of the funniest ballets in the classical repertory, combining musical puns, sight gags, and slapstick, it features a group of over‐imaginative music lovers and the fantasies inspired in them by a piano recital of Chopin music. Its subtitle, The Perils of Everybody, echoes the famous Perils of Pauline serials of the silent films era. Revived for the Spoleto Festival in 1958 with new scenery by Saul Steinberg. The Royal Ballet revived it in 1975 for Covent Garden with new scenery by Edward Gorey.

Subjects: Dance.


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