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Ballet in one act with choreography by Balanchine, music by Tchaikovsky, and designs by Bérard. Premiered 7 Jun. 1933, by Les Ballets 1933 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris with Toumanova and Jasinsky. An exuberant plotless ballet set to Tchaikovsky's 4th Suite for Orchestra, it was the choreographer's first major Tchaikovsky ballet. Toumanova was 14 when he made it for her. Balanchine staged a new version for New York City Ballet in 1981, with Farrell and Ib Anderson, and new costumes by Rouben Ter-Arutunian. It was Balanchine's last major work before his death.

Subjects: Dance.


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