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Introduction to the Database
Preface by Lincoln Kirstein
Chronology: Life and Works
Roles Performed By Balanchine
Chronological Title List
Titles By Category
Festivals Directed By Balanchine
Itineraries Undertaken by
Choreography: By George Balanchine.
Note: In 1926 or 1927 Balanchine replaced the pas de trois for a man and two women in Aurora's Wedding (divertissements from Act III of Petipa's The Sleeping Beauty [Tchaikovsky]) known as 'Florestan and His Sisters' with a pas de trois for a woman and two men called 'Ariadne and Her Brothers.' The earliest program found is for the January 10, 1927, performance of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at La Scala, Milan.
Throughout his tenure as ballet master to Diaghilev, Balanchine made frequent adjustments to repertory pieces, from minor alterations to entire new variations; most of these changes are not noted on printed programs. During the frequent periods between the seasons of the Ballets Russes, Balanchine is also known to have created choreography for productions in provincial opera houses in France; these are no longer possible to document.