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290. HARLEQUINADE PAS DE DEUX



Music: By Riccardo Drigo (from Les Millions d'Arlequin, Act I, produced 1900).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Costumes by Karinska. Lighting by Jean Rosenthal.

Premiere: December 16, 1952, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York. Conductor: Leon Barzin.

Cast: Maria Tallchief, André Eglevsky.

Note: In 1965, Balanchine choreographed the complete Harlequinade for the New York City Ballet, creating some new choreography to this music for the pas de deux that occurs in Act I. In particular, he completely rechoreographed the male variation. The 1952 piece commences with an entrée, to music used for the Alouette divertissement in Act II in 1965, and concludes with a coda to music used in the finale of Act II in the later ballet.

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