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378. DUO CONCERTANT



Music: By Igor Stravinsky (Duo Concertant for violin and piano, 1931).

Choreography: By George Balanchine.

Production: Lighting by Ronald Bates.

Premiere: June 22, 1972, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater. Pianist: Gordon Boelzner. Violinist: Lamar Alsop. Both instrumentalists on stage.

Cast: Kay Mazzo, Peter Martins.
I. CANTILENA; II. ECLOGUE I; III. ECLOGUE II; IV. GIGUE; V. DITHYRAMB.

Note: Included in the Stravinsky Festival. The performance of the musicians on stage is integral to the conception of the ballet. Standing at the piano with the musicians, the dancers listen to the first movement. During the next three movements they dance, mirroring the music and each other, and pause several times to rejoin the musicians and to listen. In the final movement, the stage is darkened; within circles of light the dancers enact a love story. (See FESTIVALS DIRECTED BY BALANCHINE.)

Film: 1973, RM Productions.

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