St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre

The Four Temperaments.
La Valse.
Theme and Variations – revived for the first time

one act ballets

Performers

Credits

Music: Paul Hindemith, Maurice Ravel, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Choreography: George Balanchine

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The Four Temperaments

Music: Paul Hindemith (The Four Temperaments for string orchestra and piano, 1940, commissioned: George Balanchine)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1951)

Staged: John Clifford
Lighting: Mark Stanley, realised: Vladimir Lukasevich

World premiere: November 20, 1946, Ballet Society, New York
New production: 1951, New York City Ballet, New York
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: April 13, 2004

Running time: 30 minutes

La Valse

Music: Maurice Ravel (Valses nobles et sentimentales, 1911, orchestrated 1912; La Valse, 1920, commissioned: Serge Diaghilev)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1974)

Staged: John Clifford
Costumes: Karinska
Lighting: Mark Stanley, realized: Vladimir Lukasevich

Premiere: February 20, 1951, New York City Ballet, City Center of Music and Drama, New York
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: 13 April, 2004

Running time: 30 minutes

Theme and Variations
a classical ballet

 

Music: Pyotr Tchaikovsky (final movement of Suite No.3 for orchestra in G major, 1884)
Choreography: George Balanchine (1947)
Staging: Francia Russel
Costumes: Galina Solovieva (1989)
Lighting design: Vladimir Lukasevich

Premiere: November 26, 1947, Ballet Theatre, City Center of Music and Drama, New York
Premiere at the Mariinsky Theatre: April, 16, 1989

Running time: 25 minutes

The Ballets of George Balanchine is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® service standards established and provided by the Trust

The Mariinsky Theatre would like to express its gratitude to Mrs Bettina von Siemens for her support in bringing the "Ballets of George Balanchine" project to life

Age category 12+

Concuctor – Mikhail Agrest
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