A Life for the Tsar

Choreography by: Peter Martins

Music by: Mikhail Glinka

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Credits

Music
Polonaise from A Life for the Tsar (1836)
Premiere
May 4, 1993, New York City Ballet, New York State Theater
Length
4 min.

A Life for the Tsar has only been danced twice. The world premiere took place on opening night of the 1993 Balanchine Celebration which marked Lincoln Kirstein's 86th birthday. The second occasion was November 20, 2007, Opening Night of the 2007-2008 winter season.