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193. SERENATA (SERENADE)



Music: By Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (Serenade in C for string orchestra, Op. 48, 1889, with third and fourth movements reversed).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Costumes by Candido Portinari.

Premiere: June 25, 1941, American Ballet Caravan, Teatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro. Conductor: Emanuel Balaban.

Cast: Marie-Jeanne, William Dollar, Lorna London, corps de ballet.
SONATINA; WALTZ; TEMA RUSSO; ELEGY.

Note: Originally presented by the American Ballet, New York, 1935. At the invitation of Nelson A. Rockefeller, Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein formed American Ballet Caravan, bringing together members of the former American Ballet and of Ballet Caravan for a five-months tour of South America. Serenade was presented in repertory with other ballets, including Balanchine's Ballet Imperial, Concerto Barocco, Divertimento, Errante, Apollo, The Bat, and Fantasia Brasileira.

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