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302.1. PAS DE DEUX

Made for Television

Music: By Léo Delibes (from Coppélia, ou la Fille aux Yeux d'Émail, produced 1870.)

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Cast: Tanaquil Le Clercq, André Eglevsky

First Telecast: May 13, 1954, CBC.

Note: Although seemingly inspired by two of the three principal characters in Coppélia, this dance's setting, story, and choreography differ from those in the famous ballet. It is not clear whether the pas de deux to music from Coppélia referred to by Tanaquil Le Clercq in 266 is the same ballet as this one. (In citing Nicholas Magallanes as her partner, Le Clercq may have misremembered.) It is also possible that Balanchine created three television ballets to selections from Delibes' Coppélia score.

Video/DVD: 2014, VAI, New York City Ballet in Montreal, Vol. 3.

See also: 266   291   387  

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