is a ballet by Serenade George Balanchine to Tschaikovsky's 1880 , Op. 48. Students of the Serenade for Strings in C School of American Ballet gave the first performance of Serenade on Sunday, June 10, 1934, on the Felix M. Warburg estate in White Plains, N.Y., where had been danced the previous day. It was the first ballet that Balanchine choreographed in America. Mozartiana It was then presented by the Producing Company of the School of American Ballet on December 6 at the Avery Memorial Theatre of the [1 ] Wadsworth Atheneum to return the favor of sponsoring Balanchine's immigration to America. The official premiere took place March 1, 1935, [2 ] with the [3 ] American Ballet, at the Adelphi Theatre, New York, conducted by Sandor Harmati.
NYCB principal dancer
Philip Neal chose to include Serenade in his farewell performance, Sunday, June 13, 2010.
The blue tutus used in
Serenade inspired the naming of the Balanchine crater on the planet Mercury. [4 ]
Analysis [ edit ]
The work can be considered a bridge between his two early works for
Sergei Diaghilev, and his later less episodic American works. The dance is characterized by two falls, a choreographic allusion to [5 ] , but also an element in the Giselle Khorumi, a Georgian folk dance which influenced Balanchine. [5 ]
original [ edit ]
Elena de Rivas
(Gisella Caccialanza) Helen Leitch
Annabelle Lyon Kathryn Mullowny
NYCB revivals [ edit ]
2008 Winter [ edit ]
2009 Fall tour to Japan [ edit ]
first cast [ edit ]
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2010 Fall [ edit ]
2011 First Tour to Hong Kong (Saturday, March 5) [ edit ]
^ a b c d first time in rôle
^ a b c d All performers in Dancers' Choice appeared for the first time in the rôles which they danced.
References [ edit ]
^ Jack Anderson, City Ballet: A 20-Year Celebration, NY Times, April 26, 1984 – accessed May 2, 2009
^ Balanchine, George (1968). Francis Mason, ed. Balanchine's New Complete Stories of the Great Ballets. Doubleday. pp. 363–5.
^ Kourlas, Gia (22 May 2013). "A Ballet With Russian Roots Captures the American Spirit". New York Times (New York City, United States) . Retrieved . 22 May 2013
^ Ritzel, Rebecca (20 December 2012). "Ballet isn’t rocket science, but the two aren’t mutually exclusive, either". Washington Post (Washington DC, United States) . Retrieved . 22 December 2012
^ a b Scholl, Tim (Fall 2012). " Serenade: From Giselle to Georgia". Ballet Review 40 (3): 26––.
General references [ edit ]
Playbill, NYCB, Friday, February 22, 2008
Repertory Week, NYCB, Winter season, 2008 repertory, week 7
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